Origin of lawyerMiddle English lawyere: see law and -ier
A lawyer talks with his client.
An example of a lawyer is John Grisham.
Origin of lawyerMiddle English lauier from law law ; see law .
(third-person singular simple present lawyers, present participle lawyering, simple past and past participle lawyered)
- (informal) To practice law.
- To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
- To make legalistic arguments.
- With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
- (colloquial, criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
- To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."
- Maybe she wanted to talk to a lawyer first.
- I'll have to talk to my lawyer about this.
- A good lawyer would say finders-keepers.
- Actually, I'm a lawyer, working with local counsel on a pending case.
- We talked on the phone half the day, to some lawyer guy.