solicitor

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

Definition of solicitor

  1. 1 :  one that solicits; especially :  an agent that solicits contributions (as to a 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 \sə-ˈli-sə-tər-ˌship, -ˈli-stər-\ 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

Recent Examples of solicitor from the Web

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First Known Use of solicitor

15th century


SOLICITOR Defined for English Language Learners

solicitor

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Definition of solicitor for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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