noun \ə-ˈtər-nē\
plural at·tor·neys

Definition of ATTORNEY

:  one who is legally appointed to transact business on another's behalf; especially :  lawyer
at·tor·ney·ship \-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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