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

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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 Police responded to reports of a solicitor driving a tan pick-up truck in the area of Concord Drive at 1:11 p.m. May 21. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 7 June 2021 Police left a phone message for the solicitor, or at least the name on the card for M&M Tree and Mulch, which previously came under scrutiny of officials in Springfield, Ohio, back in 2016. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 21 May 2021 This would prevent a conflict of interest where the city solicitor would essentially have to prosecute his or her boss. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 5 May 2021 Leshy was a senior official in the solicitor's office within the Department of Interior during both the Clinton and Carter administrations. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2021 The White House nominated Robert Anderson yesterday to be the Interior Department’s solicitor, the agency’s top lawyer. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 8 Apr. 2021 The city solicitor reviewed the matter and sided with Mosby, finding she was not required to seek approval because the city’s administrative policies are unclear. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, 7 Apr. 2021 Further, the city solicitor’s office has declined requests filed by The Baltimore Sun for any such document under the Maryland Public Information Act. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, 5 Apr. 2021 Moore assumed the solicitor position in March following the resignation of Davis. Emily Opilo, baltimoresun.com, 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of solicitor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Solicitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solicitor. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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solicitor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of solicitor

US : 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
US : a chief law officer of a city, town, or government department

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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