- The definition of a lawyer is someone who gives legal advice and represents people in legal matters.
An example of a lawyer is John Grisham.
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Origin: Middle English lawyere: see law and amp; -ier
- lawyerly adjective
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Origin: Middle English lauier, from law, law; see Law .
- lawˈyer·ly adjective