What does attorney mean?

Definitions for attorney
əˈtɜr niat·tor·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. Laura Ingraham:

    By the way, that includes theUnited States attorney who Ispoke to at the beginning of theprocess, we waited several months andthis is a job forlaw enforcement because... law enforcement has the tools togo surveil and get warrantsand all of that.

  2. Ken Paxton:

    Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down !

  3. Manhattan US attorney:

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  4. Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I think we'll be dealing with the attorney general nomination next week.

  5. Leslie McGraw:

    I wasn’t expecting the district attorney’s decision last week, that was a complete shock I was really surprised.

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