Origin of solicitor
Examples from the Web for solicitor
Olson was later successfully nominated for the post of Solicitor General by Bush in 2001.How Gay Marriage Was Won: Prop 8’s Destruction Captured In HBO Movie|Tim Teeman|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her solicitor also said that Lauren was “upset and embarrassed” by her actions, which she said were “out of character”.
Some of her books were purchased from her solicitor before the property was sold.What Can You Learn About Writers From Their Personal Libraries?|Richard Oram|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case because she participated in the suit as solicitor general.Affirmative Action Lives! What Happened at the Supreme Court|Adam Winkler|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general won approximately 70 percent of its cases in the Supreme Court.Obama’s Terrible, Awful, Horrible Year at the Supreme Court|Adam Winkler|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Mr. Peterby was solicitor for some of his tenants, and he supposed it was business touching the renewal of leases.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
The son of a solicitor in a country town, he had made up his mind that, as he put it to himself, he would be "somebody" some day.The Arbiter|Lady F. E. E. Bell
The solicitor had been dividing his attention between his paper and the child by his side.Meg's Friend|Alice Abigail Corkran
Solicitor rise and say: 'Please your honor, de 'fendant, Lindsey, put in a plea of guilty.'Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
He determined to go first to a solicitor: and launch him against his enemies, while compelled to shirk them in his own person.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for solicitor
Word Origin and History for solicitor
early 15c., "one who urges," from Middle French soliciteur, from soliciter (see solicit). Meaning "one who conducts matters on behalf of another" is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is attested from 1570s. Both the fem. forms, solicitress (1630s) and solicitrix (1610s), have been in the sexual sense, but the latter seems more common in non-pejorative use.