What does Attorney mean?

Definitions for Attorney
əˈtɜr niAttor·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorneynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. attorneynoun

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

  2. attorneynoun

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attorneynoun

    a substitute; a proxy; an agent

  2. Attorneynoun

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

  3. Attorneynoun

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

  4. Attorneyverb

    to perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy

  5. 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. Attorney General Lynch:

    He did come over and say hello, and speak to my husband and Attorney General Lynch, and talk about his grandchildren and his travels and things like that, that was the extent of that. And no discussions were held into any cases or things like that.

  2. Thomas Farrell:

    With compassion for the victims and their families, as well as for the Catholic family and the community at large, the Province and its leadership have worked to cooperate with the Office of Attorney General throughout this investigation in the hope that this information could shed light on events that the Province, too, struggles to understand, the Province extends its most sincere apologies to the victims and to the communities who have been harmed.

  3. Kerri Kupec:

    Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that 'at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation,'.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    The question of whether they have a special counsel is one that is an internal decision-making within the department, so I don't want to make any judgments one way or the other. But I'm quite comfortable with the United States attorney for that district continuing in the role that United States's playing.

  5. Waleed Shahid:

    Harris will have to figure out how she'll convince the (progressive) movement that she's their champion when many organizers and activists are on record criticizing her approach as attorney general on issues related to prison overcrowding, police shootings and marijuana legalization.

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