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noun at·tor·ney \ə-ˈtər-nē\

Definition of attorney

plural at·tor·neys

  1. :  one who is legally appointed to transact business on another's behalf; especially :  lawyer

at·tor·ney·shipplay \-ˌship\ noun


Examples of attorney

  1. <talked to the count's attorney about buying land from his estate>

  2. <finished law school and became an attorney>



Origin of attorney

Middle English attourney, from Anglo-French aturné, past participle of aturner


First Known Use: 14th century




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