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solicitor

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

Simple Definition of solicitor

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solicitor

  1. 1 :  one that solicits; especially :  an agent that solicits (as contributions to charity)

  2. 2 :  a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in higher courts

  3. 3 :  the chief law officer of a municipality, county, or government department

solicitorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of solicitor in a sentence

  1. Solicitors will be arrested for trespassing.

  2. <money, that great solicitor that has often succeeded in persuading people to sell their very souls>



15th Century

First Known Use of solicitor

15th century


Law Dictionary

solicitor

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noun so·lic·i·tor \sə-ˈli-sə-tər\

Legal Definition of solicitor

  1. 1 :  one that solicits; especially :  an agent that solicits customers (as in insurance) or charitable contributions

  2. 2 :  a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in higher courts

  3. 3 :  the chief law officer of a municipality, county, or government department — see also city attorney





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