- The definition of a solicitor is a person who asks for business or contributions, or a British word for lawyer.
- A person who goes door-to-door selling vacuums is an example of a solicitor.
- An English lawyer is an example of a solicitor.
solicitor definition by Webster's New World
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- a person who solicits; esp., one who seeks trade, asks for contributions, etc.
- in England, a member of the legal profession who is not a barrister: solicitors are not members of the bar and may not plead cases in superior courts
- ☆ in the U.S., a lawyer serving as official law officer for a city, department, etc.
Origin: Middle English solycitour ; from Middle French solliciteur
solicitor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that solicits, especially one that seeks trade or contributions.
- The chief law officer of a city, town, or government department.
- Chiefly British An attorney who advises clients on legal matters, represents clients in certain lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to present in the higher courts.
- Canadian A barrister and solicitor.
solicitor - Legal Definition
In England, the lawyer who prepares a case for the trial lawyer (known as the barrister) and who settles cases out of court. One who attempts to get business or contributions from others; an agent or representative who conducts business on behalf of someone else; the foremost officer of the law in a municipality or a state; an Attorney General. In some jurisdictions, the prosecuting attorney.