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[uh-tur-nee-uh t-law] /əˈtɜr ni ətˈlɔ/
noun, plural attorneys-at-law. Law.
an officer of the court authorized to appear before it as a representative of a party to a legal controversy.
Origin of attorney-at-law
First recorded in 1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We cannot for the small business transactions of life be hunting up the "attorney-at-law" or the village squire.

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
  • Jenner Brading, attorney-at-law, lived in a cottage at the edge of the town.

  • A big brass plate on the outer door displayed his name: “Mr. Dene, attorney-at-law.”

    Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Fyler Dibblee was an attorney-at-law and agent for settlement of the Loyalists.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • She came to the door at the end of the hall upon which was printed, "John Regis, attorney-at-law."

    The Co-Citizens Corra Harris
  • "attorney-at-law," Mr. Finch added, lifting his hat politely.

    The Blue Pavilions Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • And on state occasions, we are joined by an attorney-at-law who plays the piccolo.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner
  • He put up his sign as attorney-at-law, but he got no clients.

  • Almost at the same time as I, Manuel, the attorney-at-law for the Commune, arrived.

British Dictionary definitions for attorney-at-law


noun (law) (pl) attorneys-at-law
(mainly US) a lawyer qualified to represent in court a party to a legal action
(Brit, obsolete) a solicitor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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