Definition of Lawyer

1. Noun. A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.




Definition of Lawyer

1. n. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.

Definition of Lawyer

1. Noun. A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice. ¹

2. Noun. By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law. ¹

3. Verb. (informal) To practice law. ¹

4. Verb. To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer. ¹

5. Verb. To make legalistic arguments. ¹

6. Verb. With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer. ¹

7. Verb. (colloquial criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney. ¹

8. Verb. To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered." ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lawyer

1. to work as a member of the legal profession [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Lawyer

1. 1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates. 2. The black-necked stilt. See Stilt. The bowfin (Amia calva). The burbot (Lota maculosa). Origin: From Law, like bowyer, fr.bow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Lawyer

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1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"The lawyer, by superhuman exertions, had saved the blonde and her parents ... The lawyer did his duty like a man; helped his exhausted and insensible blonde ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"signed by the parties and witnesses, among these witnesses being Mr. Cuadra, the lawyer of the two daughters, and Mr. Landron, a lawyer who represented the ..."

3. The Law as a Vocation by Frederick James Allen (1919)
"Any lawyer may have the bulk of his practice in one of these major fields, ... The main divisions are, the General Practitioner, the Criminal lawyer, ..."

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