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law•yer(ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər)
Lawyer is a general term for a person who is qualified to advise people about the law and represent them in court.
In Britain, a barrister is a lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the prosecution or the defence.
In Scotland, a barrister is usually called an advocate.
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.
In America, an attorney is a lawyer who acts for someone in a legal matter and is qualified to represent them in court.
|Noun||1.||lawyer - 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
divorce lawyer - a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment
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
"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]
"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client"
lawyer[ˈlɔːjəʳ] N → abogado/a m/f
a divorce lawyer → un abogado matrimonialista