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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Numerology

  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. Stephen Ryan:

    The decision by the US Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary, it resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.

  2. The Justice Department:

    The South Carolina Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation concurrent with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and are providing aid as necessary to the state investigation, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the South Carolina U.S. Attorney's Office will work with the FBI in the investigation.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    Nancy Pelosi SLAMS CALIFORNIA ICE RAID AS' UNJUST AND CRUEL' AMID OUTCRY OVER MAYOR'S TIPOFF TO IMMIGRANTS The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics, californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities. But in his remarks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to be happy to fight, promising that the administration will win the fight and protect law enforcement in doing their jobs.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    This will have an impact on the timing of considering the new attorney general.

  5. Jay Sekulow:

    The attorney general said he is going to disclose as much as he can consistent with the law and the regulations, and I believe he's going to do that.

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