law clerk

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of law clerk

:a person whose job is to assist a judge

Word by Word Definitions

law play
  1. : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

  2. : the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

  3. : common law

  1. : litigate

  2. : to sue or prosecute at law

clerk play
  1. : cleric

  2. : scholar

  3. : an official responsible (as to a government agency) for correspondence, records, and accounts and vested with specified powers or authority (as to issue writs as ordered by a court)

  1. : to act or work as a clerk


Law Dictionary

law clerk

noun

legal Definition of law clerk

:one (as a law school graduate) who provides a judge, magistrate, or lawyer with assistance in such matters as research and analysis

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