a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.
verb (used without object)
to work as a lawyer; practice law.
verb (used with object)
to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.
counselor, advocate, proctor, attorney, practitioner, barrister, mouthpiece, counsel, solicitor, defender, jurist, procurator, counsellor, pleader, jurisprudent, attorney-at-law, legist
Origin of lawyer
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Word Origin for lawyer
C14: from law 1
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