Definitions for: Lawyer


[n] a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice



Webster (1913) Definition: Law"yer, n. [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]
1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one
whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to
advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to
legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a
general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors,
solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.
(b) The bowfin (Amia calva).
(c) The burbot (Lota maculosa).

Synonyms: attorney

See Also: Abraham Lincoln, advocate, ambulance chaser, Arthur Garfield Hays, attorney-client relation, barrister, Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Clarence Seward Darrow, conveyancer, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, Darrow, defense attorney, defense lawyer, divorce lawyer, Francis Scott Key, Hays, Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover, Key, lawyer-client relation, Lincoln, pleader, President Lincoln, professional, professional person, prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public defender, public prosecutor, referee, solicitor, The Boy Orator of the Platte, the Great Commoner, trial attorney, trial lawyer, Will Hays, William Harrison Hays, William Jennings Bryan

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