[ uh-tur-nee-uh t-law ]
/ əˈtɜr ni ətˈlɔ /

noun, plural at·tor·neys-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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for attorney-at-law


noun plural attorneys-at-law law

mainly US a lawyer qualified to represent in court a party to a legal action
British obsolete a solicitor
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