special pleader

noun

1
: a counsel who formerly devoted himself to drawing special counts and pleas
2
a
: a lawyer whose occupation is to draw pleadings, give opinions on matters submitted to him, and prepare the papers in various proceedings out of the usual course
b
British : a public officer, notary, barrister or solicitor occupied by such activities
3
: one advocating a specific proposal (such as a law) because of self-interest or on other bases than independent disinterested impartial judgment

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“Special pleader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20pleader. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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