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Definition of Lawyerly
1. befitting a member of the legal profession [adj]
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Literary usage of Lawyerly
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1. The British Critic, and Quarterly Theological Review by James Shergold Boone, John Henry Newman (1803)
"lawyerly occurs in another traft of Milton. " To which, and other law- ... I refer the more lawyerly mooting of this point. ..."
2. The Normans in European History by Charles Homer Haskins (1915)
"... and since, as St. Francis long ago reminded us, property is the sower of strife and suits at law, he is by nature litigious and lawyerly. ..."
3. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"It became always more lawyerly in form and texture as it appropriated sentences from the Roman law-books and made itself the law of the only courts to which ..."
4. Political Theories of the Middle Ageby Otto Friedrich von Gierke, Frederic William Maitland by Otto Friedrich von Gierke, Frederic William Maitland (1900)
"... distinctively modern virtues: for instance, that of giving of the shareholder's 'share' the only lawyerly explanation that will stand severe strain. ..."
5. The Mississippi Valley in British Politics: A Study of the Trade, Land by Clarence Walworth Alvord (1916)
"Wharton and his friends were astonished "at this lawyerly and unexpected declaration" and remarked "that it was much to be lamented, they had not thought ..."
6. Year Books of Edward II by Great Britain, Frederic William Maitland, Selden Society, William Craddock Bolland, G J Turner, Sir Paul Vinogradoff, Ludwik Ehrlich (1903)
"... chaster, less decorated, less flamboyant ; but it was a wonderful and even a graceful feat of mental architecture, of lawyerly constructiveness. ..."