Definitions for lawyerˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

law•yerˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər(n.)

  1. a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for them in other legal matters.

    Category: Law

Origin of lawyer:

1350–1400; ME lawyere


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorney(noun)

    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lawyer(noun)ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər

    sb who is trained in the law and can represent people in court

    My lawyer advised me not to talk about it.; lawyers for the defendant


  1. lawyer(Noun)

    A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.

  2. lawyer(Noun)

    By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

  3. lawyer(Verb)

    To practice law.

  4. lawyer(Verb)

    To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.

  5. lawyer(Verb)

    To make legalistic arguments.

  6. lawyer(Verb)

    With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.

  7. lawyer(Verb)

    With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.

  8. lawyer(Verb)

    To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."

  9. Origin: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lawyer(noun)

    one versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates

  2. Lawyer(noun)

    the black-necked stilt. See Stilt

  3. Lawyer(noun)

    the bowfin (Amia calva)

  4. Lawyer(noun)

    the burbot (Lota maculosa)


  1. Lawyer

    A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies significantly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. lawyer

    1. A person who takes this from that, with the result that That hath not where to lay his head. 2. An unnecessary evil. 3. The only man in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who defends your estate against an enemy, in order to appropriate it to himself.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4118

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Nouns Frequency: #997

Anagrams of lawyer

  1. warely

Translations for lawyer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law

If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.

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