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attorney-at-law

[ uh-tur-nee-uht-law ]
/ əˈtɜr ni ətˈlɔ /
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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.
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Origin of attorney-at-law

First recorded in 1530–40
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British Dictionary definitions for attorney-at-law

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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