noun law·yer \ˈl-yər, ˈli-ər\

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

Full Definition of LAWYER

:  one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise as to legal rights and obligations in other matters
law·yer·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
law·yer·ly \-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>

First Known Use of LAWYER

14th century

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Rhymes with LAWYER

LAWYERLY Defined for Kids


noun law·yer \ˈl-yər, ˈli-ər\

Definition of LAWYER for Kids

:  a person whose profession is to handle lawsuits for people or to give advice about legal rights and duties


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