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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.]
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