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lawyering

[law-yer-ing, loi-er-] /ˈlɔ yər ɪŋ, ˈlɔɪ ər-/
noun
1.
the practice of law; the duties, functions, or skills of a lawyer.
Origin of lawyering
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; lawyer + -ing1

lawyer

[law-yer, loi-er] /ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
2.
New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.
verb (used without object)
3.
to work as a lawyer; practice law.
verb (used with object)
4.
to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.
Origin
First recorded in 1350-1400, lawyer is from the Middle English word lawyere. See law1, -ier1
Related forms
lawyerlike, lawyerly, adjective
delawyer, verb (used with object)
nonlawyer, noun
underlawyer, noun
unlawyerlike, adjective
unlawyerly, adjective
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lawyer

/ˈlɔːjə; ˈlɔɪə/
noun
1.
a member of the legal profession, esp a solicitor See also advocate, barrister, solicitor
2.
a popular name for burbot
Word Origin
C14: from law1
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Word Origin and History for lawyering

lawyer

n.

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from Middle English lawe "law" (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- first attested 1610s (see -yer).

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Slang definitions & phrases for lawyering

lawyer

Related Terms

clubhouse lawyer, jailhouse lawyer, latrine lawyer, sea lawyer

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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