solicitor

[ suh-lis-i-ter ]
/ səˈlɪs ɪ tər /

noun

a person who solicits.
a person whose business it is to solicit business, trade, etc.
an officer having charge of the legal business of a city, town, etc.
(in England and Wales) a member of that branch of the legal profession whose services consist of advising clients, representing them before the lower courts, and preparing cases for barristers to try in the higher courts.Compare barrister(def 1).

Origin of solicitor

1375–1425; late Middle English solicitour < Anglo-French; Middle French soliciteur. See solicit, -or2

Related forms

so·lic·i·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solicitor

solicitor

/ (səˈlɪsɪtə) /

noun

(in Britain) a lawyer who advises clients on matters of law, draws up legal documents, prepares cases for barristers, etc, and who may represent clients in certain courtsCompare barrister
(in the US) an officer responsible for the legal affairs of a town, city, etc
a person who solicits

Derived Forms

solicitorship, noun
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