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, attorney(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. lawyer(Noun)

    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. lawyer(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  3. lawyer(Verb)

    To practice law.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  4. lawyer(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  5. lawyer(Verb)

    To make legalistic arguments.

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  6. lawyer(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  7. lawyer(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

  8. lawyer(Verb)

    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. Lawyer(noun)

    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. Lawyer(noun)

    the black-necked stilt. See Stilt

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

  3. Lawyer(noun)

    the bowfin (Amia calva)

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

  4. Lawyer(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce lawyer?

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How to say lawyer in sign language?

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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. Lawyer David Leopold:

    It isn't illegal to work in the Lawyer David Leopold, but it is illegal to knowingly hire undocumented immigrants and then [ for ] supervisors to physically assault them, threaten them with deportation, we need a complete, thorough investigation.

  2. Gil Garcetti:

    Marcia Clark The lead prosecutor is a very good lawyer, but one of the things with Marcia Clark The lead prosecutor was that Marcia Clark The lead prosecutor did n’t heed the advice of our trial consultant who told Marcia Clark The lead prosecutor not to pick African-American women — particularly black mothers — for that jury, marcia Clark The lead prosecutor did n’t listen and once Marcia Clark The lead prosecutor did that, there was no chance that we ’d get a guilty verdict, although I still thought we ’d get two or three jurors to hold out for a hung jury.

  3. Christian Coleman:

    I can afford a lawyer and have the best people defending me but a lot of people don't make a lot of money and if you're a lower name you might get run over by USADA, i feel you can't put a price on the fact I have to deal with this situation... and the smear of my reputation.

  4. Dick Houser:

    When you're a lawyer, you expect your client to lie to you, but not when he is the president.

  5. Donald Trump:

    If I were Donald Trump Jr. lawyer, I would just take the Fifth and be done with it.

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