Lawyer meaning

loiyər
To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
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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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With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
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(colloquial, criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
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To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."
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One whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.
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A person who has been trained in the law, esp. one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits.
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To work as a lawyer.
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A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.
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By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.
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(informal) To practice law.
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Origin of lawyer

  • Middle English lauier from law law law

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English lawyer, lawer, equivalent to law +"Ž -yer.

    From Wiktionary