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solicitor

noun so·lic·i·tor \sə-ˈli-sə-tər, -ˈlis-tər\

: a person whose job involves talking to many people and trying to persuade them to buy things, donate money, etc.

: a lawyer in Britain who assists people in legal matters and who can represent people in lower courts of law

: a chief law officer of a city, town, or government department

Full Definition of SOLICITOR

1
:  one that solicits; especially :  an agent that solicits (as contributions to charity)
2
:  a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in higher courts
3
:  the chief law officer of a municipality, county, or government department
so·lic·i·tor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of SOLICITOR

  1. Solicitors will be arrested for trespassing.
  2. <money, that great solicitor that has often succeeded in persuading people to sell their very souls>

First Known Use of SOLICITOR

15th century

Other Legal Terms

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