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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.
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