solicitor

noun

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

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 The town’s peddler and solicitor ordinance will also be updated to better align with state law. Isha Trivedi, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 Wright attributed the forgeries to various external factors, including errors by former solicitors, sabotage by disgruntled employees, hacking by malicious actors, and even unspecified anomalies within the IT environment that could have altered documents autonomously. Susie Violet Ward, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The board also requested someone from the city solicitor’s office attend the March meeting to answer questions about the opinion. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb. 2024 Born in England, Allport was still a baby when his parents relocated to Tasmania, where his father established himself as among the colony's most distinguished solicitors. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 29 Nov. 2023 There is a standard fee of £593 to process an application but that is before solicitor fees. Marc Shoffman, theweek, 10 Jan. 2024 The salaries of the city solicitor and the public works director increased from $188,000 to $245,000 while salaries in the Mayor’s Office increased by 55% over the first two full budget years of the Scott administration. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 16 Jan. 2024 The new rules that take effect Monday limit when and how solicitors can place calls and subject violators to penalties under the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2023 Jai Sharma, maritime solicitor at law firm Clyde & Co, says the investigation will be detailed and lengthy. Alex Christian, WIRED, 29 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of solicitor was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Solicitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solicitor. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

solicitor

noun
so·​lic·​i·​tor sə-ˈlis-ət-ər How to pronounce solicitor (audio)
1
: one that solicits
2
: a British lawyer
3
: the chief law officer of a city, town, county, or government division

Legal Definition

solicitor

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