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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.
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Noun1.attorneyship - the position of attorneyattorneyship - the position of attorney    
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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