attorney

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noun at·tor·ney \ə-ˈtər-nē\

Definition of attorney

plural

attorneys

  1. :  one who is legally appointed to transact business on another's behalf; especially :  lawyer

attorneyship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of attorney in a Sentence

  1. talked to the count's attorney about buying land from his estate

  2. finished law school and became an attorney

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Origin and Etymology of attorney

Middle English attourney, from Anglo-French aturné, past participle of aturner —see attorn


First Known Use: 14th century



ATTORNEY Defined for Kids

attorney

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noun at·tor·ney \ə-ˈtər-nē\

Definition of attorney for Students

plural

attorneys

  1. :  a person and usually a lawyer who acts for another in business or legal matters


Law Dictionary

attorney

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noun at·tor·ney \ə-ˈtər-nē\

Legal Definition of attorney

plural

attorneys

  1. :  a person authorized to act on another's behalf; especially :  lawyer — see also attorney-in-fact

Origin and Etymology of attorney

Anglo-French atorné legal representative, from past participle of atorner to designate, appoint, from Old French, to prepare, arrange — see attorn



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