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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
べん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5

Grade: 4
on’yomi

NounEdit

弁護士 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 辯護士, hiragana べんごし, rōmaji bengoshi)

  1. (law) a lawyer; an attorney
    ニューヨーク (べん) () ()
    Nyūyōku bengoshi
    attorney admitted in New York
     (がい) (こく) (ほう) () () (べん) () ()
    gaikokuhō jimu bengoshi
    foreign legal consultant; foreign attorney admitted to the Japanese bar

Usage notesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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