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so·lic·i·tor

 (sə-lĭs′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. One that solicits, especially one that seeks trade or contributions.
2. An attorney holding a public office that handles cases involving a city, state, or other jurisdiction.
3. Chiefly British An attorney who advises clients on legal matters, represents clients in certain lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to present in the higher courts.
4. Canadian A barrister and solicitor; a lawyer.
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solicitor

(səˈlɪsɪtə)
n
1. (Law) (in Britain) a lawyer who advises clients on matters of law, draws up legal documents, prepares cases for barristers, etc, and who may represent clients in certain courts. Compare barrister
2. (Law) (in the US) an officer responsible for the legal affairs of a town, city, etc
3. a person who solicits
soˈlicitorship n
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so•lic•i•tor

(səˈlɪs ɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who solicits, as contributions or trade.
2. an officer having charge of the legal business of a city, town, etc.
3. (in England and Wales) a member of the legal profession who advises clients, represents them before the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in the higher courts.
4. (in Canada) a lawyer.
[1375–1425]
so•lic′i•tor•ship`, n.
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solicitor

In the United States, a lawyer; in the United Kingdom, a lawyer who is able to plead only in lower courts and is not a member of the bar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votessolicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
fundraiser - someone who solicits financial contributions
petitioner, requester, suppliant, supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
2.solicitor - a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
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"
law agent - a solicitor in Scotland
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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solicitor

noun lawyer, attorney, counsel, advocate, barrister, counsellor, legal adviser I was a solicitor before I retired.
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Translations
مُحَامٍمُحامي إجْراء، مُحامٍ غَيْر مُرافِع
advokát-kaprávní zástupce
advokat
lakimies
odvjetnik
lögmaîur, málflutningsmaîur
事務弁護士
변호사
odvetnik
advokat
ทนายความ
danışman avukathukuk danışmanıhukuk müşaviri
luật sư

solicitor

[səˈlɪsɪtəʳ]
A. N
1. (Brit) (Jur) (= lawyer) → procurador(a) m/f, abogado/a m/f; (for wills) → notario/a m/f LAWYERS
2. (US) (= officer) → representante mf, agente mf (Jur) → abogado/a m/f asesor(a) adscrito/a a un municipio
B. CPD Solicitor General N (Brit) → subfiscal mf de la corona (US) → Procurador(a) m/f general del Estado
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solicitor

[səˈlɪsɪtər] n
(British) (for wills, documents)notaire m; (in court)avocat m
(US) (= chief law officer) avocat(e) principal(e) dans un ministère ou une grande municipalité
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solicitor

n (Jur, Brit) → Rechtsanwalt m/-anwältin f (der/die normalerweise nicht vor Gericht plädiert); (US) → Justizbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f; Solicitor General (Brit) → zweiter Kronanwalt, zweite Kronanwältin; (US) → ˜ Generalstaatsanwalt m/-anwältin f
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solicitor

[səˈlɪsɪtəʳ] n (Brit) (in court) → avvocato/essa; (for wills) → notaio (Am) → rappresentante m legale (di una città o un ministero)
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solicit

(səˈlisit) verb
to ask (for). People working for charities are permitted to solicit (money from) the public.
soˈlicitor noun
a lawyer who prepares legal documents and briefs, gives legal advice, and (in the lower courts only) speaks on behalf of his clients.
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solicitor

مُحَامٍ právní zástupce advokat Rechtsanwalt νομικός σύμβουλος abogado defensor lakimies avocat odvjetnik avvocato 事務弁護士 변호사 advocaat advokat radca prawny solicitador юрисконсульт advokat ทนายความ hukuk danışmanı luật sư 律师
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He felt this frequently as he talked to his most good-natured solicitor. This solicitor did, it seemed, everything possible, and strained every nerve to get him out of his difficulties.
And I wrote and said that if I didn't hear from him by return I'd go up to Birmingham, and this morning I got a solicitor's letter to say I had no claim on him, and if I molested him he'd seek the protection of the law."
Was this a customary incident in the life of a solicitor's clerk sent out to explain the purchase of a London estate to a foreigner?
A letter arrived for me from Sir Percival Glyde's solicitor, acknowledging the receipt of my copy of the anonymous letter and my accompanying statement of the case.
In three months from the memorable day when his solicitor had informed him that he was a free man, Mr.
My solicitor will call on your father to arrange business matters, and you shall be as happy as wealth and liberty can make you.
It needed, in particular, a constant repetition of a phrase to the effect that he shared the common fate, found it best of all, and wished for no other; and by repeating such phrases he acquired punctuality and habits of work, and could very plausibly demonstrate that to be a clerk in a solicitor's office was the best of all possible lives, and that other ambitions were vain.
"My name is Briggs, a solicitor of--Street, London."
I have turned up at the present juncture, with the intention of consulting my highly intelligent and respected solicitor on the position of my affairs.'
"I heard this evening from my solicitor. I can't go into the details of the business, but the upshot is that my worldly wealth is much more than I thought, and I am (or shall soon be) in a position to offer marriage, without imprudence, to any lady, even if she brought nothing.
"I trust, Sir Wingrave, that you are satisfied with this account of our stewardship," the solicitor said, as his clerk left the room.
Some days later, the insurance offices (two in number) received the formal announcement of Lord Montbarry's death, from her ladyship's London solicitors. The sum insured in each office was five thousand pounds--on which one year's premium only had been paid.