Definitions for solicitor
səˈlɪs ɪ tərso·lic·i·tor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word solicitor.
a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
In many common law jurisdictions, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction.
In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as above, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister.
In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.
A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from solicit.
Be merry, Cassio;
For thy solicitor shall rather die,
Than give thy cause away. William Shakespeare, Othello.
Honest minds will consider poverty as a recommendation in the person who applies himself to them, and make the justice of his cause the most powerful solicitor in his behalf. Addison.
For the king’s attorney and solicitor general, their continual use for the king’s service requires men every way fit. Francis Bacon.
A solicitor is a legal practitioner who traditionally deals with most of the legal matters in some jurisdictions. A person must have legally-defined qualifications, which vary from one jurisdiction to another, to be described as a solicitor and enabled to practise there as such. For example, in England and Wales a solicitor is admitted to practise under the provisions of the Solicitors Act 1974. With some exceptions, practising solicitors must possess a practising certificate. There are many more solicitors than barristers in England; they undertake the general aspects of giving legal advice and conducting legal proceedings.In the jurisdictions of England and Wales and in Northern Ireland, in the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland, Hong Kong, South Africa (where they are called attorneys) and the Republic of Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers (called advocates in some countries, for example Scotland), and a lawyer will usually only hold one of the two titles. However, in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the remaining Australian states and territories, the legal profession is now for practical purposes "fused", allowing lawyers to hold the title of "barrister and solicitor" and practise as both. Some legal graduates will start off as one and then also qualify as the other. In the United States, the barrister–solicitor distinction does not exist at all.
A solicitor is a legal professional who deals with legal matters, including giving advice, drafting documents, and representing individuals and organizations in court or at other legal proceedings. In some jurisdictions, solicitors focus mainly on non-litigation legal matters, such as wills, contracts, property transactions, and advising clients on legal matters.
one who solicits
an attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney
the law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury
Etymology: [F. solliciteur, L. sollicitator.]
A solicitor is a lawyer who traditionally deals with any legal matter including conducting proceedings in court. In the United Kingdom, a few Australian states, Hong Kong, South Africa and the Republic of Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers, and a lawyer will usually only hold one of the two titles. However, in Canada, New Zealand and most Australian states, the legal profession is now for practical purposes "fused", allowing lawyers to hold the title of "barrister and solicitor" and practice as both. The distinction between barristers and solicitors is, however, retained. Some legal graduates will start off as one and then decide to become the other.
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Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3269
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Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2367
Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Nouns Frequency: #804
The numerical value of solicitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of solicitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate, i spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The solicitor said, 'It's automatic jail time,'.
Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.
If you flee a traffic stop, it's a death sentence. We think it's wrong, and we think the solicitor got it wrong, zachary, no question, tried to leave. But it's clear he didn't turn to run over Lt. Tiller, but Tiller put himself in a position of danger.
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