Definitions for lawyer
ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ərlawyer
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lawyer.
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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.
By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.
To practice law.
To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
To make legalistic arguments.
With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Professor of law; advocate; pleader.
Etymology: from law.
It is like the breath of an unfeed lawyer, you gave me nothing for it. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Is the law evil, because some lawyers in their office swerve from it? John Whitgift.
I have entered into a work touching laws, in a middle term, between the speculative and reverend discourses of philosophers, and the writings of lawyers. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
The nymphs with scorn beheld their foes,
When the defendant’s council rose;
And, what no lawyer ever lack’d,
With impudence own’d all the fact. Jonathan Swift.
A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, canonist, canon lawyer, civil law notary, counsel, counselor, solicitor, legal executive, or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying the law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. 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 hire lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies greatly across different legal jurisdictions.
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
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Etymology: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]
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. 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
One who defends your estate against an enemy, in order to appropriate it to himself.
Etymology and Origins
From the old English Lawwer, literally “lawman”; the suffix is allied to the Latin vir, man.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4118
Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Nouns Frequency: #997
The numerical value of lawyer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of lawyer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
To a very large extent he is half-lawyer, half-social activist. From a lawyer's perspective he is unprofessional, he's a controversial but impressive figure.
Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
The criticism of Barr here, in my view, is not... that William Barr's acting as a defense lawyer of Donald Trump, i do see William Barr's helping Donald Trump, for sure, but William Barr's doing it because William Barr's advancing a particular case that William Barr feels very strongly about.
If he loses it on the other hand, I think it is obviously a major blow. when we ran for AG, his campaign slogan was that he was going to be the 'people's lawyer,'.
You hire a tax professional for tax advice, you hire a lawyer for legal advice, so of course you're going to hire an ex-prisoner for prison advice, it's all about working the system.
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Translations for lawyer
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- regsgeleerde, prokureur, advokaatAfrikaans
- مُحامٍ, مُحامي, محامArabic
- vəkil, hüquqşünasAzerbaijani
- адвака́т, юры́ст, юры́сткаBelarusian
- advocat, advocadaCatalan, Valencian
- advokát, právníkCzech
- advokat, sagførerDanish
- abogada, abogado, notarioSpanish
- jurist, advokaatEstonian
- juriste, avocate, homme de loi, avocatFrench
- avogado, letradoGalician
- עורך דין, עורכת דיןHebrew
- փաստաբան, իրավաբանArmenian
- avvocato, legaleItalian
- 法曹, 弁護士Japanese
- адвокат, қорғаушыKazakh
- юрист, адвокатKyrgyz
- legisperitus, praetorLatin
- advokāts, juristsLatvian
- пра́вник, адвока́тMacedonian
- өмгөөлөгч, хуульчMongolian
- muhami, loyar, peguamMalay
- raadsman, jurist, advocaat, advocateDutch
- advokat, sakførerNorwegian
- aghaʼdiitʼaahiiNavajo, Navaho
- giigidoowininiOjibwe, Ojibwa
- adwokat, radca, prawnik, prawniczkaPolish
- advogado, advogadaPortuguese
- advocat, avocatRomanian
- юри́стка, адвока́т, юри́стRussian
- advokat, адвокат, pravnik, правникSerbo-Croatian
- právnik, advokátSlovak
- odvetnik, odvetnica, advokatka, advokatSlovene
- адвокат, ҳуқуқшиносTajik
- ýurist, hukukçyTurkmen
- юри́стка, юри́ст, адвока́тUkrainian
- advokat, huquqshunosUzbek
- luật sưVietnamese
- kronajilavogan, hilavogan, jilavogan, lavogan, kronalavogan, kronahilavoganVolapük
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