What does lawyer mean?

Definitions for lawyer
ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ərlawyer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lawyer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorneynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. lawyernoun

    A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  2. lawyernoun

    By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  3. lawyerverb

    To practice law.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  4. lawyerverb

    To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  5. lawyerverb

    To make legalistic arguments.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  6. lawyerverb

    With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  7. lawyerverb

    With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  8. lawyerverb

    To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lawyernoun

    one versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates

    Etymology: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

  2. Lawyernoun

    the black-necked stilt. See Stilt

    Etymology: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

  3. Lawyernoun

    the bowfin (Amia calva)

    Etymology: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

  4. Lawyernoun

    the burbot (Lota maculosa)

    Etymology: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

Freebase

  1. Lawyer

    A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies significantly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. lawyer

    1. A person who takes this from that, with the result that That hath not where to lay his head. 2. An unnecessary evil. 3. The only man in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LAWYER

    One who defends your estate against an enemy, in order to appropriate it to himself.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lawyer

    From the old English Lawwer, literally “lawman”; the suffix is allied to the Latin vir, man.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4118

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Nouns Frequency: #997

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawyer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawyer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of lawyer in a Sentence

  1. Michael Tigar:

    I would ask the court to make sure that the control of who the lawyer is, and of the arguments the lawyer is going to make, is firmly in the hands of the person the lawyer purports to represent.

  2. Joe Martin:

    If it weren't for my lawyer, I'd still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging.

  3. Joseph Welch:

    Senator, may we not drop this? We know he belonged to the Lawyer's Guild.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    It was agreed that anybody Dr. Ford recommended who could corroborate her story obviously needed to be talked to, there was a woman at Yale named Ramirez who had made some allegations -- talk to her and anybody she recommends, this lawyer, Michael Avenatti, whos subsequently been totally disgraced, everybody in the room said were not interested in anybody that Michael Avenatti claims to represent.

  5. Alan Dershowitz:

    I have defended some of the most controversial people in American history... I am very proud of my role as a defense lawyer. I did nothing wrong in any of those cases.

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