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lawyer

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noun law·yer \ˈlȯ-yər, ˈlȯi-ər\

Simple Definition of lawyer

  • : a person whose job is to guide and assist people in matters relating to the law

Full Definition of lawyer

  1. :  one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise as to legal rights and obligations in other matters

law·yer·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
law·yer·ly play \-lē\ adjective

Examples of lawyer

  1. <their lawyers told them that they couldn't use the park for the concert without permission from the city>



14th Century

First Known Use of lawyer

14th century

Rhymes with lawyer



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