lawyer

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lawyer (plural lawyers)

  1. 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.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 2/1, The Younger Set[1]:
      His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers ; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon ; […] .
  2. By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

lawyer (third-person singular simple present lawyers, present participle lawyering, simple past and past participle lawyered)

  1. (informal) To practice law.
  2. To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
  3. To make legalistic arguments.
  4. With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
  5. (colloquial, criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
  6. To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "Lawyer, n."
Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 18:39