lawyer


lawyer
lawyer [lô′yər]
n.
[ME lawyere: see LAW & -IER]
a person who has been trained in the law, esp. one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits
vi.
to work as a lawyer
lawyerly
adj.
SYN.- LAWYER is the general term for a person trained in the law and authorized to advise or represent others in legal matters; COUNSELOR and its British equivalent, BARRISTER, refer to a lawyer who conducts cases in court; ATTORNEY, usually, and its British equivalent, SOLICITOR, always, refer to a lawyer legally empowered to act for a client, as in drawing up a contract or will, settling property, etc.; COUNSEL, often equivalent to COUNSELOR, is frequently used collectively for a group of counselors

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