- the practice of law; the duties, functions, or skills of a lawyer.
Origin of lawyering
- 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 lawyering
The father made up his mind I was to be a big thing in the lawyering way.The Recipe for Diamonds
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She never let us bother him the least bit when there was something big happening in 102his lawyering.The Squirrel-Cage
The colonel was a trump, and the lads were trumps, so they followed suit, and no lawyering.
I wonder if he thought that we, with our brokering and our writing and our lawyering, dealt much with ideas!
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Word Origin and History for lawyering
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