- a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
- New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.
- to work as a lawyer; practice law.
- to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.
Origin of lawyer
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Examples from the Web for lawyer
He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person
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“At worst, Eric picked up a garbage can, was told by police to put it down, and did,” his lawyer, Martin Stoler, insisted.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
Another step is to require a lawyer or advocate present during questioning of people with ID.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
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Case in point: when Loertscher was brought to court in Wisconsin, her 14-week-old fetus was granted a lawyer, but she was not.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences
December 12, 2014
Jackson declined to comment on the case, saying it was at the behest of his lawyer.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
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"I shall not interfere with that arrangement," said the lawyer, misunderstanding his object.
"I shall not call upon you to do that," said the lawyer, kindly.
"Certainly, Robert," was the reply, but the lawyer's manner showed some surprise.
The lawyer listened with surprise to the story Robert had to tell.
That evening, the lawyer called at the house of the superintendent.
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Word Origin and History for lawyer
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