[ law-yer-ing, loi-er- ]


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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lawyering1

First recorded in 1670–80; lawyer + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

This is patently poor lawyering because, besides being an insult to the memory of George Floyd, it demonstrates profound disrespect for the jury’s verdict.

Decades before she joined the court, Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the Supreme Court’s approach to women’s rights, and the modern skepticism about sex-based policies stems in no small way from her lawyering.

Even public-service lawyering jobs, while underpaid for the field, still pay better than low-wage warehouse labor.

Butler's lawyering opened the doors to thousands of refugees.

“I used the concept of rules lawyering as a mechanic in the game,” Brathwaite explains.

Again, all of this might mean that Lewis is simply preparing for the worst by lawyering up with the best.

I grow alarmed at times when I realize how easy lawyering makes lying.

She never let us bother him the least bit when there was something big happening in 102his lawyering.

I wonder if he thought that we, with our brokering and our writing and our lawyering, dealt much with ideas!

The colonel was a trump, and the lads were trumps, so they followed suit, and no lawyering.

The father made up his mind I was to be a big thing in the lawyering way.





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