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.
to work as a lawyer; practice law.
to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.
lawyer up, Informal. to hire a lawyer, especially when there is a perceived risk of being sued or charged with a crime: It’s time to lawyer up to protect yourself and your family.
- law·yer·like, law·yer·ly, adjective
- de·law·yer, verb (used with object)
- non·law·yer, noun
- un·der·law·yer, noun
- un·law·yer·like, adjective
- un·law·yer·ly, adjective
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How to use lawyer in a sentence
When Simson’s retirement was announced, some court officials, lawyers and others involved with the court system wondered about Simpson’s law secretary, what in the federal system is known as a judge’s clerk.New York Court Officials Complete Rare Review of Cases Handled by Judge Forced Into Retirement by Dementia | by Joe Sexton | November 20, 2020 | ProPublica
From inside the facility, the 25-year-old spoke to investigators and lawmakers, and often acted as a translator between lawyers, reporters and other detainees.
So my father was a lawyer, my mother was a schoolteacher, and they both grew up very poor in the Bronx.
As a health-care lawyer, I have the utmost confidence in the career scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration who would ultimately determine whether to issue an emergency-use authorization for a covid-19 vaccine.Covid-19 vaccines shouldn’t get emergency-use authorization | Amy Nordrum | November 13, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Although a human rights lawyer by training, Bedat started an apparel selling company a few years ago called Zady.Is the fashion industry’s sustainability effort only skin-deep? | Aaron Pressman | November 13, 2020 | Fortune
But Schiff said this “has the feeling of a lawyerly kind of argument, to put the best case on a pretty strained legal theory.”Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense | Eli Lake | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
(For those who insist on a more lawyerly consideration, consult the indispensible Skepdic on the subject).Introducing ‘Breatharianism,’ The Dumbest Diet of All Time | Kent Sepkowitz | March 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He added: “I blame myself for not nailing down in absolute lawyerly terms what the ground rules were.”At the Obama White House: Transparency Transhmarency | Lloyd Grove | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
True to form, her lawyerly instincts have come in handy as she does damage control in the wake of her DUI.
He did, in some lawyerly detail, suggesting the body should be “constituted in law” but not a statutory regulator.Leveson Inquiry’s Report Sparks a War in the British Parliament | Peter Jukes | November 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sterber's lawyerly soul was outraged, but he was grimly elated.The Cosmic Computer | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for lawyer
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