the practice of law; the duties, functions, or skills of a lawyer.
Origin of lawyering
First recorded in 1670–80; lawyer
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
Related formslaw·yer·like, law·yer·ly, adjectivede·law·yer, verb (used with object)non·law·yer, nounun·der·law·yer, nounun·law·yer·like, adjectiveun·law·yer·ly, adjective
First recorded in 1350–1400, lawyer
is from the Middle English
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Word Origin for lawyer
C14: from law 1
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Word Origin and History for lawyering
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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