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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.

lawyerly

(ˈlɔːjəlɪ)
adj
resembling a lawyer or lawyers
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All the lawyerly huffing and puffing about the PCA ruling is really much ado about nothing.
If credibility is the issue, why not ask that lawyerly question "cui bono" - who benefits?
Synopsis: Dedicated Shakespeare enthusiasts and first time readers alike have long been struck by Portia's impassioned plea for mercy and by the sophisticated lawyerly twists of the trial of Antonio v.
"For all flights covered by this Plan, United will ensure that passengers on the delayed flight receive notification beginning 30 minutes after departure time (including any revised departure time that passengers were notified about before boarding) and every 30 minutes thereafter that they have the opportunity to deplane from an aircraft that is at the gate or another disembarkation area with the door open if the opportunity to deplane actually exists." That very short excerpt is pulled from United Airlines' much longer FAQ that details its "Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan." The way in which that excerpt--and the FAQ itself--is written bears little resemblance to how one human being would write or talk to another, unless one of those human beings was a lawyer writing in a lawyerly context.
The report said it in a lawyerly way, but Mueller put a point on it.
There are other lawyerly writing rules that we don't follow in the paper.
There is also the laying bare of the President's public bluster, evident in his Twitter rants, and his own timidity embodied in Trump's lawyerly written responses to Mueller's queries, full of "I do not recall" and "I have no recollection".
"I'm f***." There is also the laying bare of the President's public bluster, evident in his Twitter rants, and his own timidity embodied in Trump's lawyerly written responses to Mueller's queries, full of "I do not recall" and "I have no recollection".
He is a "lawyerly lawyer's judge," very smart, with a deep sense of fairness and kindness.
The lawyerly mindset emphasises precision, takes the time to be certain, and makes sense of everything through the rules.
It's especially important to remember that just because something sounds impressive, or lawyerly, it may not be a good idea.