[ uh-tur-nee ]
/ əˈtɜr ni /
noun, plural at·tor·neys.
a lawyer; attorney-at-law.
an attorney-in-fact; agent.
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Origin of attorney
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French attourne literally, “(one who is) turned to,” i.e., “(one who is appointed,” past participle of attourner “to attorn”
OTHER WORDS FROM attorneyat·tor·ney·ship, nounsub·at·tor·ney, noun, plural sub·at·tor·neys.sub·at·tor·ney·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sub-attorney
/ (əˈtɜːnɪ) /
a person legally appointed or empowered to act for another
US a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings
Southern African a solicitor
Derived forms of attorneyattorneyship, noun
Word Origin for attorney
C14: from Old French atourné, from atourner to direct to; see attorn
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