What does solicitor mean?

Definitions for solicitorsəˈlɪs ɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solicitor, canvasser(noun)

    a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes

  2. solicitor(noun)

    a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents


  1. solicitor(Noun)

    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.

  2. solicitor(Noun)

    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.

  3. solicitor(Noun)

    In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.

  4. solicitor(Noun)

    A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solicitor(noun)

    one who solicits

  2. Solicitor(noun)

    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

  3. Solicitor(noun)

    the law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury

  4. Origin: [F. solliciteur, L. sollicitator.]


  1. Solicitor

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3269

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2367

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solicitor' in Nouns Frequency: #804


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solicitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solicitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin McGill:

    The solicitor said, 'It's automatic jail time,'.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    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.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    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.

  5. Eric Bland:

    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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