a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
In the United States, a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
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.
Origin: atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn
a substitute; a proxy; an agent
one who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact
a legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law
to perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy
Origin: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. attornatus—atornāre, to commit business to another. See Turn.]
The numerical value of Attorney in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Attorney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I want to be my own attorney.
We are reviewing the attorney general's proposal.
I don't need any more discussion with my attorney.
It remains the top priority of the attorney general's office.
Attorney Josh Koskoff has met with parents about legal action.
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- مُحامٍ, مُحامي, محامArabic
- advocatCatalan, Valencian
- abogado, notario, abogadaSpanish
- asianajaja, asiamies, oikeudenkäyntiasiamiesFinnish
- avocate, juriste, avocatFrench
- פרקליטה, פרקליט, עורך דין, עורכת דיןHebrew
- իրավաբան, փաստաբան, հավատարմատարArmenian
- kuasa hukumIndonesian
- fulltrúi, lögfræðingur, umboðsmaðurIcelandic
- 변호인, 변호사Korean
- advogado, advogadaPortuguese
- поверенный, юри́стка, пове́ренный, юри́ст, представи́тель, адвока́т, представи́тельницаRussian
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