at·​tor·​ney-at-law ə-ˈtər-nē-ˈat-ˈlȯ How to pronounce attorney-at-law (audio)
plural attorneys-at-law
: a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients

Examples of attorney-at-law in a Sentence

the sign on the door read "Blalock Smith, Attorney-at-Law"

Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of attorney-at-law was in 1702

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Cite this Entry

“Attorney-at-law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


plural attorneys-at-law
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