- a person who solicits.
- a person whose business it is to solicit business, trade, etc.
- an officer having charge of the legal business of a city, town, etc.
- (in England and Wales) a member of that branch of the legal profession whose services consist of advising clients, representing them before the lower courts, and preparing cases for barristers to try in the higher courts.Compare barrister(def 1).
Origin of solicitor
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Examples from the Web for solicitor
Olson was later successfully nominated for the post of Solicitor General by Bush in 2001.How Gay Marriage Was Won: Prop 8’s Destruction Captured In HBO Movie
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Her solicitor also said that Lauren was “upset and embarrassed” by her actions, which she said were “out of character”.Designer’s Niece In Yuppie Air Rage
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Some of her books were purchased from her solicitor before the property was sold.What Can You Learn About Writers From Their Personal Libraries?
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Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case because she participated in the suit as solicitor general.Affirmative Action Lives! What Happened at the Supreme Court
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Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general won approximately 70 percent of its cases in the Supreme Court.Obama’s Terrible, Awful, Horrible Year at the Supreme Court
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The solicitor was by no means pleased with this way of settling the matter.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Now, if you like, I will see to getting the offices and to engaging a solicitor.A Woman Intervenes
"A solicitor named Bentham," the Colonel repeated mechanically.
The solicitor, who had bidden them enter, did not at first offer them any salutation.
He is just finishing his law studies, and he will inherit his father's practice as a solicitor.His Masterpiece
- (in Britain) a lawyer who advises clients on matters of law, draws up legal documents, prepares cases for barristers, etc, and who may represent clients in certain courtsCompare barrister
- (in the US) an officer responsible for the legal affairs of a town, city, etc
- a person who solicits
Word Origin and History for solicitor
early 15c., "one who urges," from Middle French soliciteur, from soliciter (see solicit). Meaning "one who conducts matters on behalf of another" is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is attested from 1570s. Both the fem. forms, solicitress (1630s) and solicitrix (1610s), have been in the sexual sense, but the latter seems more common in non-pejorative use.