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弁護士

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
べん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5

Grade: 4
on'yomi

NounEdit

弁護士 (hiragana べんごし, romaji bengoshi)

  1. (law) a lawyer; an attorney

Usage notesEdit

In Japan, only a person who has passed the Japanese bar examination may describe themselves as a 弁護士 without further qualification. Lawyers licensed in other countries generally add the name of their qualifying jurisdiction as a prefix.

  • ニューヨーク弁護士
    attorney admitted in New York
  • 外国事務弁護士
    gaikokuhō jimu bengoshi
    foreign legal consultant; foreign attorney admitted to the Japanese bar

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.