solicitor

noun
so·​lic·​i·​tor | \ sə-ˈli-sə-tər How to pronounce solicitor (audio) , -ˈli-stər \

Definition of solicitor

1 : one that solicits especially : an agent that solicits contributions (as to a charity)
2 : a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in higher courts
3 : the chief law officer of a municipality, county, or government department

Other Words from solicitor

solicitorship \ sə-​ˈli-​sə-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce solicitor (audio) , -​ˈli-​stər-​ \ noun

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Examples of solicitor in a Sentence

Solicitors will be arrested for trespassing. money, that great solicitor that has often succeeded in persuading people to sell their very souls
Recent Examples on the Web Murdaugh’s grandfather, a legendary 14th Judicial Circuit solicitor who was in office some 48 years, from about 1940 to 1988. John Monk, al, 20 July 2022 In response to the report, Jim Shea, the city solicitor, said the law department will close the compromised checking account. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 21 June 2022 The city officials seen on the video included communications director Deanna Deveney, assistant city solicitor Keith Slattery, and City Councilor Anthony DiPierro, who is related to the mayor. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 Gould said the city will not be endorsing a peddler or solicitor by issuing a permit. cleveland, 8 June 2022 Responding to complaints of a solicitor in the area at 6:17 p.m. on May 5, police did not immediately locate a gold-colored vehicle that residents had reported to see if the individual had a permit. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 12 May 2022 LaMountain worked as a prosecutor in the attorney general’s office from 2011 to 2019 and as Warwick’s assistant city solicitor from 2019 through 2021. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Apr. 2022 Shea, a longtime attorney with the Venable law firm, ran for governor in 2018 as a Democrat before joining the city as solicitor this year. Emily Opilo, baltimoresun.com, 10 Sep. 2021 First responders in the police, fire and emergency services, corrections and emergency 911 departments, as well as the sheriff’s, district attorney’s and solicitor’s offices, will get the 10% raises. Alia Malik, ajc, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of solicitor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jul 2022

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“Solicitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solicitor. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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solicitor

noun
so·​lic·​i·​tor | \ sə-ˈli-sə-tər How to pronounce solicitor (audio) \

Legal Definition of solicitor

1 : one that solicits especially : an agent that solicits customers (as in insurance) or charitable contributions
2 : a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to try in higher courts
3 : the chief law officer of a municipality, county, or government department — see also city attorney

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