弁護士

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
べん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5

Grade: 5
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
辯護士 (kyūjitai)

NounEdit

(べん)()() (bengoshi

  1. (law) a lawyer; an attorney
    ニューヨーク弁護士(べんごし)
    Nyūyōku bengoshi
    attorney admitted in New York
    (がい)(こく)(ほう)事務(じむ)弁護士(べんごし)
    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 弁護士(べんごし) (bengoshi) without further qualification. Lawyers licensed in other countries generally add the name of their qualifying jurisdiction as a prefix.

DescendantsEdit

  • Hakka: 辯護士 (phien-fu-sṳ)
  • Jeju: 벤호사 (benhosa)
  • Korean: 변호사 (byeonhosa)
  • Min Nan: 辯護士 (piān-hō͘-sū, piǎn-hō͘-sǐr)
  • Mandarin: (Taiwan, dated) 辯護士 (biànhùshì)

ReferencesEdit

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