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paralegal

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adjective para·le·gal \ˌpa-rə-ˈlē-gəl\

Definition of paralegal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a paraprofessional who assists a lawyer

paralegal play \ˈpar-ə-ˌlē-gəl\ noun


1966

First Known Use of paralegal

1966


Law Dictionary

paralegal

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adjective para·le·gal \ˌpar-ə-ˈlē-gəl\

Legal Definition of paralegal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a paraprofessional who assists a lawyer — compare clerk 2b

paralegal noun



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