jailhouse lawyer


jailhouse lawyer

noun

Definition of JAILHOUSE LAWYER

:  a prison inmate self-taught in the law who tries to gain release through legal maneuvers or who advises fellow inmates on their legal problems

First Known Use of JAILHOUSE LAWYER

1969

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