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law·yer

 (loi′yər)
n.
One whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.

[Middle English lauier, from law, law; see law.]

law′yer·ly adj.

lawyer

(ˈlɔːjə; ˈlɔɪə)
n
1. (Law) a member of the legal profession, esp a solicitor. See also advocate, barrister, solicitor
2. (Animals) a popular name for burbot
[C14: from law1]

law•yer

(ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər)

n.
a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for them in other legal matters.
[1350–1400; Middle English lawyere]
law′yer•ly, adj.

lawyer

1. 'lawyer'

Lawyer is a general term for a person who is qualified to advise people about the law and represent them in court.

Her lawyer was presenting closing arguments to the jury.
2. 'barrister'

In Britain, a barrister is a lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the prosecution or the defence.

...the barrister who had represented Reed at the criminal trial.
3. 'advocate'

In Scotland, a barrister is usually called an advocate.

...the defence teams, consisting of one Scottish advocate, one Scottish solicitor, and one Libyan lawyer each.
4. 'solicitor'

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.

Anyone with a legal problem had to consult a solicitor.
5. 'attorney'

In America, an attorney is a lawyer who acts for someone in a legal matter and is qualified to represent them in court.

Blagg has not met with an attorney since his arrest late Wednesday evening.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice lawlawyer - 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

lawyer

noun legal adviser, attorney, solicitor, counsel, advocate, barrister, counsellor, legal representative Prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to deliver closing arguments next week.
Quotations
"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]
Proverbs
"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client"

lawyer

noun
A person who practices law:
Chiefly British: barrister.
Translations
адвокат
advokátprávník-kaprávní zástupce
advokatjuristsagfører
asianajajalakimies
odvjetnik
jogász
lögfræîingur
事務弁護士弁護士
변호사
odvetnikpravnik
advokatjurist
ทนายความ
luật sư

lawyer

[ˈlɔːjəʳ] Nabogado/a m/f
a divorce lawyerun abogado matrimonialista
LAWYERS
En el Reino Unido existen dos tipos diferentes de abogados: solicitors y barristers (estos últimos reciben el nombre de advocates en Escocia). Los solicitors defienden a sus clientes ante tribunales de menor importancia y se encargan de asuntos civiles tales como la compra o venta de propiedades, testamentos, divorcios o el cobro de deudas, aunque pueden ser contratados directamente por el cliente para que los representen en casos tanto civiles como penales. Por su parte, los barristers o advocates no tratan directamente con sus clientes sino que, en los asuntos legales particulares, asesoran solamente en aquellos casos que les son remitidos por los solicitors, ya que su formación va más bien dirigida para actuar ante el Tribunal Supremo.

lawyer

[ˈlɔɪər ˈlɔːjər] n
(who appears in court)avocat(e) m/f
My mother's a lawyer → Ma mère est avocate.
(who deals with sales, wills)notaire mf
(= legal expert) → juriste mf

lawyer

n(Rechts)anwalt m, → (Rechts)anwältin f

lawyer

[ˈlɔːjəʳ] n (in court) → avvocato/essa; (consultant) → legale m/f; (for sales, wills) → notaio
I have put the matter in the hands of my lawyer → ho affidato la questione al mio avvocato

law

(loː) noun
1. the collection of rules according to which people live or a country etc is governed. Such an action is against the law; law and order.
2. any one of such rules. A new law has been passed by Parliament.
3. (in science) a rule that says that under certain conditions certain things always happen. the law of gravity.
ˈlawful adjective
1. (negative unlawful) allowed by law. He was attacked while going about his lawful business.
2. just or rightful. She is the lawful owner of the property.
ˈlawfully adverb
ˈlawless adjective
paying no attention to, and not keeping, the law. In its early days, the American West was full of lawless men.
ˈlawlessly adverb
ˈlawlessness noun
lawyer (ˈloːjə) noun
a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law. If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.
ˈlaw-abiding adjective
obeying the law. a law- abiding citizen.
law court (also court of law)
a place where people accused of crimes are tried and legal disagreements between people are judged.
ˈlawsuit noun
a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled.
be a law unto oneself
to be inclined not to obey rules or follow the usual customs and conventions.
the law
the police. The thief was still in the building when the law arrived.
the law of the land
the established law of a country.
lay down the law
to state something in a way that indicates that one expects one's opinion and orders to be accepted without argument.

lawyer

مُحَامٍ právní zástupce, právník advokat Rechtsanwalt δικηγόρος, νομικός σύμβουλος abogado, abogado defensor asianajaja, lakimies avocat odvjetnik avvocato 事務弁護士, 弁護士 변호사 advocaat advokat, jurist prawnik, radca prawny advogado, solicitador юрисконсульт, юрист advokat, jurist ทนายความ avukat, hukuk danışmanı luật sư 律师

lawyer

n. abogado-a, Mex. licenciado-a.
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