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attorney-at-law

[uh-tur-nee-uh t-law]
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noun, plural at·tor·neys-at-law. Law.
  1. 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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attorney-at-law

noun plural attorneys-at-law law
  1. mainly US a lawyer qualified to represent in court a party to a legal action
  2. British obsolete a solicitor
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