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Definition of lawyer

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a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of lawor to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.

New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.

to work as a lawyer; practice law.

to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.

lawyer up, Informal. to hire a lawyer, especially when there is a perceived risk of being sued or charged with a crime: It’s time to lawyer up to protect yourself and your family.


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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

First recorded in 1350–1400, lawyer is from the Middle Englishword lawyere. See law1, -ier1OTHER WORDS FROM lawyer

law·yer·like, law·yer·ly, adjectivede·law·yer, verb (used with object)non·law·yer, nounun·der·law·yer, noun

un·law·yer·like, adjectiveun·law·yer·ly, adjectiveWords nearby lawyer

law stationer, lawsuit, law term, Lawton, law unto oneself, lawyer, lawyering, lawyer's wig, lawyer vine, lax, Laxalt UnabridgedBased on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022How to use lawyer in a sentence

At least one other woman was deported after a guard assaulted her, detainees told lawyers.

Pop by their booth or sign up here to reserve some time with one of their industry-renowned startup lawyers.

Facebook is firing up its lawyers to try to block EU regulators from forcing it to suspend transatlantic data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer.

He paid $193 for the ticket, not counting $35 more in fees, according to emails exchanged between him and his lawyer at the time.

The investigation, which has been underway for more than a year, was revealed publicly in a recent Intuit filing in which the company’s lawyers appealed to the commission to limit the scope of its investigation.

He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.

Sabrine is a trained lawyer, likely a helpful quality when your task is to push politicians.

As the director of Freedom Now, I hold Intigam Aliyev in high esteem and have long respected his work as a human-rights lawyer.

His court-appointed lawyer was drinking a quart of liquor per day.

“At worst, Eric picked up a garbage can, was told by police to put it down, and did,” his lawyer, Martin Stoler, insisted.

The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.

Sebastian Brandt died; counsellor of Strassburg, a lawyer, and author of a curious poem.

But a lawyer who needed the wherewithal finally condescended to risk the task, and into it he plunged.

"Fortunate," the Reverend repeated, thoughtfully, and looking up found the lawyer's eyes upon him.

If a client goes to a lawyer for advice the first thing the lawyer asks him to do is to make a clean breast of it.British Dictionary definitions for lawyerWord Origin for lawyer

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