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law·yer  (loi′yər)

One whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.

[Middle English lauier, from law, law; see law.]

law′yer·ly adj.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights (ˈlɔːjə; ˈlɔɪə)

2. (Animals) a popular name for burbot

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014law•yer(ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər)

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

[1350–1400; Middle English lawyere]

law′yer•ly, adj.

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Lawyer is a general term for a person who is qualified to advise people about the law and represent them in court.

Her lawyer was presenting closing arguments to the jury.

In Britain, a barrister is a lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the prosecution or the defence.

...the barrister who had represented Reed at the criminal trial.

In Scotland, a barrister is usually called an advocate.

...the defence teams, consisting of one Scottish advocate, one Scottish solicitor, and one Libyan lawyer each.

In Britain, a solicitor is a lawyer who gives legal advice to clients, prepares legal documents and cases, and in certain limited circumstances may represent a client in court.

Anyone with a legal problem had to consult a solicitor.

In America, an attorney is a lawyer who acts for someone in a legal matter and is qualified to represent them in court.

Blagg has not met with an attorney since his arrest late Wednesday evening.

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

law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

ambulance chaser - an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue

barrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution

conveyancer - a lawyer who specializes in the business of conveying properties

divorce lawyer - a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment

public defender - a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense

referee - an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

solicitor - a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex

noun legal adviser, attorney, solicitor, counsel, advocate, barrister, counsellor, legal representative Prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to deliver closing arguments next week.

Quotations"If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers" [Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop]"I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer" [Oliver North]"I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do" [J. Pierpoint Morgan]"Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge" Bible: St. Luke"A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns" [Mario Puzo The Godfather]

Proverbs"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client"

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002lawyernoun

A person who practices law:

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[ˈlɔːjəʳ] N → abogado/a m/fa divorce lawyer → un abogado matrimonialista

En el Reino Unido existen dos tipos diferentes de abogados: solicitors y barristers (estos últimos reciben el nombre de advocates en Escocia). Los solicitors defienden a sus clientes ante tribunales de menor importancia y se encargan de asuntos civiles tales como la compra o venta de propiedades, testamentos, divorcios o el cobro de deudas, aunque pueden ser contratados directamente por el cliente para que los representen en casos tanto civiles como penales. Por su parte, los barristers o advocates no tratan directamente con sus clientes sino que, en los asuntos legales particulares, asesoran solamente en aquellos casos que les son remitidos por los solicitors, ya que su formación va más bien dirigida para actuar ante el Tribunal Supremo.

Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005lawyer

[ˈlɔɪər ˈlɔːjər] n

(who appears in court) → avocat(e) m/fMy mother's a lawyer → Ma mère est avocate.

(who deals with sales, wills) → notaire mf

(= legal expert) → juriste mf

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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007lawyer

[ˈlɔːjəʳ] n (in court) → avvocato/essa; (consultant) → legale m/f; (for sales, wills) → notaioI have put the matter in the hands of my lawyer → ho affidato la questione al mio avvocato

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995law (loː) noun

1. the collection of rules according to which people live or a country etc is governed. Such an action is against the law; law and order.

2. any one of such rules. A new law has been passed by Parliament.

3. (in science) a rule that says that under certain conditions certain things always happen. the law of gravity.ˈlawful adjective

1. (negative unlawful) allowed by law. He was attacked while going about his lawful business.

2. just or rightful. She is the lawful owner of the property.ˈlawfully adverbˈlawless adjective

paying no attention to, and not keeping, the law. In its early days, the American West was full of lawless men.ˈlawlessly adverbˈlawlessness nounlawyer (ˈloːjə) noun

a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law. If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.ˈlaw-abiding adjective

obeying the law. a law- abiding court (also court of law)

a place where people accused of crimes are tried and legal disagreements between people are judged. ˈlawsuit noun

a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled. be a law unto oneself

to be inclined not to obey rules or follow the usual customs and conventions. the law

the police. The thief was still in the building when the law arrived.the law of the land

the established law of a country. lay down the law

to state something in a way that indicates that one expects one's opinion and orders to be accepted without argument.