What does Attorney mean?

Definitions for Attorney
əˈtɜr niAt·tor·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorney(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. attorney(Noun)

    In the United States, a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.

    Etymology: atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn

  2. attorney(Noun)

    An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.

    Usage note: In this sense, the word is now used to refer to nonlawyers usually only in fixed phrases such as attorney-in-fact or power of attorney.

    Etymology: atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attorney(noun)

    a substitute; a proxy; an agent

    Etymology: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]

  2. Attorney(noun)

    one who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact

    Etymology: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]

  3. Attorney(noun)

    a legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law

    Etymology: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]

  4. Attorney(verb)

    to perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy

    Etymology: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attorney

    at-tur′ni, n. one legally authorised to act for another—hence the sense of the phrases 'in person' and 'by attorney:' one legally qualified to manage cases in a court of law: a solicitor—a solicitor or attorney prepares cases and does general law business, while a barrister pleads before the courts: (pl.) Attor′neys.—v.t. Attor′ney (Shak.), to perform by proxy, to employ as a proxy.—ns. Attor′ney-gen′eral, the first ministerial law-officer of the Crown in England and Ireland: the title of the king's attorney in the duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall, and the county palatine of Durham: in the United States, one of the seven officials who constitute the president's cabinet, the head of the department of Justice; Attor′neyship, Attor′neyism, Attor′neydom.—Attorney-at-law, or Public attorney, a professional and duly qualified legal agent; Attorney in fact, or Private attorney, one duly appointed by letter or power of attorney to act for another in matters of contract, money payments, and the like.—Letter warrant, or Power of attorney, the formal instrument by one person authorising another to perform certain acts for him. [O. Fr. atorne—Low L. attornatusatornāre, to commit business to another. See Turn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. attorney

    See SEA-ATTORNEY.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Attorney in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Attorney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Attorney in a Sentence

  1. Our Police:

    This is pretty much one of the most important elections -- a district attorney race in Philadelphia -- for our country, and if you want to help, if you want your voice heard, we need donations, we need to be able to fight against an endless deep pocket like Soros.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    The' Saturday Night Massacre' occurred because the attorney general and other high-ranking officials in the Justice Department would not do what President Nixon wanted them to do, which was basically, stop investigating me.

  3. Ken White:

    This is an extremely important development. This is Watergate-level stuff, searching an attorney’s office — at least by the feds — is a rather extreme move that you usually only see with lawyers in the thick of criminal enterprises. It’s quite unusual.

  4. Lim Kit Siang:

    The attorney-general should not have been involved in the decision affecting the PM because he was appointed by the PM, it was very controversial circumstances when Gani Patail was sacked. It is a conflict of interest.

  5. Alex Villanueva:

    During my administration we have routinely asked the state office of the attorney general to monitor our investigations and we will provide immediate access to all information in our possession.

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