弁護士

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
べん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5

Grade: 5
on’yomi

NounEdit

弁護士(べんごし) (bengoshi (kyūjitai 辯護士)

  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.

ReferencesEdit

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