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at·tor·ney

 (ə-tûr′nē)
n. pl. at·tor·neys Abbr. Att. or Atty.
A person who is legally qualified and licensed to represent a person in a legal matter, such as a transaction or lawsuit.

[Middle English attourney, from Old French atorne, from past participle of atorner, to appoint; see attorn.]

at·tor′ney·ship′ n.

attorney

(əˈtɜːnɪ)
n
1. (Law) a person legally appointed or empowered to act for another
2. (Law) US a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings
3. (Professions) US a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings
4. (Law) South African a solicitor
5. (Professions) South African a solicitor
[C14: from Old French atourné, from atourner to direct to; see attorn]
atˈtorneyˌship n

at•tor•ney

(əˈtɜr ni)

n., pl. -neys.
a lawyer; attorney-at-law.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French attourne literally, (one who is) turned to, i.e., appointed, past participle of attourner to attorn]
at•tor′ney•ship`, n.

attorney

a lawyer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attorney - a professional person authorized to practice lawattorney - 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"
counsel, counselor-at-law, pleader, advocate, counsellor, counselor - a lawyer who pleads cases in court
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
defense attorney, defense lawyer - the lawyer representing the defendant
divorce lawyer - a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
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
trial attorney, trial lawyer - a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
attorney-client relation, lawyer-client relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the client

attorney

attorney

noun
A person who practices law:
Chiefly British: barrister.
Translations
مُحَامٍمُحامِمُحـامِ، وَكيل
advokátprávní zástupcezmocněnec
advokatfuldmægtigjuristsagfører
asianajajaoikeudenkäyntiasiamiesasiamies
עורך דיןעורכת דין
odvjetnik
ügyész
fulltrúi, umboîsmaîurlögfræîingur
弁護士
대리인
advokatasįgaliotinispatikėtinisteisininkas
advokātsaizstāvispilnvarotais
advokátzmocnenec
odvetnikzastopnik
advokatombud
ทนาย นิติกร
luật sư

attorney

[əˈtɜːnɪ]
A. N
1. (US) (also attorney-at-law) → abogado/a m/f
see also district
2. (= representative) → apoderado/a m/f
power of attorneyprocuración f, poderes mpl
B. CPD Attorney General (Attorney Generals or Attorneys General (pl)) N (US) → ministro/a m/f de justicia, procurador(a) m/f general (LAm) (Brit) → fiscal mf general del Estado
ATTORNEY
En Estados Unidos un attorney puede defender a sus clientes tanto en las cortes federales como en las estatales. En ocasiones sólo cobran sus honorarios si ganan el caso (no win, no fee), lo cual les permite representar a clientes con pocos recursos sin cobrarles, si se trata de casos de gran repercusión social, con la esperanza de obtener beneficios considerables si lo ganan. Ésta es la razón por la que las compensaciones que se piden por daños y perjuicios suelen ser tan altas y llegan tantos casos a los tribunales. También existe la figura del abogado de oficio, que recibe el nombre de public defender.

attorney

[əˈtɜːrni] n
(US) (= lawyer) → avocat(e) m/f
(having proxy)mandataire m power of attorneyAttorney General n
(British)procureur mf général, procureur(e) m/f général
(US)garde mf des Sceauxministre mf de la Justice

attorney

n
(Comm, Jur: = representative) → Bevollmächtigte(r) mf, → Stellvertreter(in) m(f); letter of attorney(schriftliche) Vollmacht ? power
(US: = lawyer) → (Rechts)anwalt m/-anwältin f

attorney

[əˈtɜːnɪ] n (Am) (lawyer) → avvocato; (representative) → procuratore m; (having proxy) → mandatario
power of attorney → procura

attorney

(əˈtəːni) noun
1. a person who has the legal power to act for another person.
2. (American) a lawyer.

attorney

مُحَامٍ právní zástupce advokat Rechtsanwalt δικηγόρος abogado asianajaja avocat odvjetnik avvocato 弁護士 대리인 advocaat advokat pełnomocnik procurador адвокат ombud ทนาย นิติกร avukat luật sư 律师

attorney

n. abogado-a, agente legal.
References in classic literature ?
A word, a personal word from him to the district attorney, or the judge, would be enough.
Assistant District Attorney Johnson returned to her city residence yesterday for the season.
Did this attorney mean to throw away his client's life without an effort?
Emma guessed him to be the drudge of some attorney, and too stupid to rise.
The guest was now the master of Wuthering Heights: he held firm possession, and proved to the attorney - who, in his turn, proved it to Mr.
Whether sea-going people were short of money about that time, or were short of faith and preferred cork jackets, I don't know; all I know is, that there was but one solitary bidding, and that was from an attorney connected with the bill-broking business, who offered two pounds in cash, and the balance in sherry, but declined to be guaranteed from drowning on any higher bargain.
But the same worthy person, when placed in his own snug parlour, and surrounded by all the comforts of an Englishman's fireside, is not half so much disposed to believe that his own ancestors led a very different life from himself; that the shattered tower, which now forms a vista from his window, once held a baron who would have hung him up at his own door without any form of trial; that the hinds, by whom his little pet-farm is managed, a few centuries ago would have been his slaves; and that the complete influence of feudal tyranny once extended over the neighbouring village, where the attorney is now a man of more importance than the lord of the manor.
I am not in the least provoked at the sight of a lawyer, a pickpocket, a colonel, a fool, a lord, a gamester, a politician, a whoremonger, a physician, an evidence, a suborner, an attorney, a traitor, or the like; this is all according to the due course of things: but when I behold a lump of deformity and diseases, both in body and mind, smitten with pride, it immediately breaks all the measures of my patience; neither shall I be ever able to comprehend how such an animal, and such a vice, could tally together.
The lawyer-in-chief of the Western Union was George Gifford, who was perhaps the ablest patent attorney of his day.
Try to decide between him who scribbles jokes on Egyptian obelisks, and him who has "bostoned" for twenty years with Du Bousquier, Monsieur de Valois, Mademoiselle Cormon, the judge of the court, the king's attorney, the Abbe de Sponde, Madame Granson, and tutti quanti.
The honorable, the king's attorney, is informed by a friend of the throne and religion, that one Edmond Dantes, mate of the ship Pharaon, arrived this morning from Smyrna, after having touched at Naples and Porto-Ferrajo, has been intrusted by Murat with a letter for the usurper, and by the usurper with a letter for the Bonapartist committee in Paris.
I say, Squire Doolittle,” continued the attorney, raising his voice,