jailhouse lawyer

noun

Definition of jailhouse lawyer

:a prison inmate self-taught in the law who tries to gain release through legal maneuvers or who advises fellow inmates on their legal problems

First Known Use of jailhouse lawyer

1969


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jailhouse lawyer

noun

legal Definition of jailhouse lawyer

:a prison inmate self-taught in the law who tries to gain release through legal maneuvers or who advises fellow inmates on their legal problems

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