lawyering

[ law-yer-ing, loi-er- ]
/ ˈlɔ yər ɪŋ, ˈlɔɪ ər- /
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noun

the practice of law; the duties, functions, or skills of a lawyer.

Origin of lawyering

First recorded in 1670–80; lawyer + -ing1

Definition for lawyering (2 of 2)

lawyer

[ law-yer, loi-er ]
/ ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər /

noun

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.

Origin of lawyer

First recorded in 1350–1400, lawyer is from the Middle English word lawyere. See law1, -ier1
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British Dictionary definitions for lawyering

lawyer

/ (ˈlɔːjə, ˈlɔɪə) /

noun

a member of the legal profession, esp a solicitorSee also advocate, barrister, solicitor
a popular name for burbot

Word Origin for lawyer

C14: from law 1
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Word Origin and History for lawyering

lawyer


n.

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from Middle English lawe "law" (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- first attested 1610s (see -yer).

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