lawyer

noun
law·​yer | \ ˈlȯ-yər How to pronounce lawyer (audio) , ˈlȯi-ər How to pronounce lawyer (audio) \

Definition of lawyer

: one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise as to legal rights and obligations in other matters

Other Words from lawyer

lawyerlike \ ˈlȯ-​yər-​ˌlīk How to pronounce lawyer (audio) , ˈlȯi-​ər-​ \ adjective
lawyerly \ ˈlȯ-​yər-​lē How to pronounce lawyer (audio) , ˈlȯi-​ər-​ \ adjective

Examples of lawyer in a Sentence

their lawyers told them that they couldn't use the park for the concert without permission from the city
Recent Examples on the Web The lawyer said Skochilenko has been plagued by poor health. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 26 June 2022 Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Zeldin passed the bar at the age of 23 and served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer and prosecutor, as well as being deployed to Iraq with the 82d Airborne in 2006. New York Times, 25 June 2022 During their testimony, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean consistently challenged Huth and Samuelson over errors in detail in their stories, and a similarity in the accounts that the lawyer said represented coordination between the two women. Brian Melley, Anchorage Daily News, 22 June 2022 During their testimony, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean consistently challenged Huth and Samuelson over errors in detail in their stories, and a similarity in the accounts that the lawyer said represented coordination between the two women. Brian Melley And Andrew Dalton, Chicago Tribune, 22 June 2022 During their testimony, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean consistently challenged Huth and Samuelson over errors in detail in their stories, and a similarity in the accounts that the lawyer said represented coordination between the two women. Brian Melley, USA TODAY, 22 June 2022 During their testimony, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean consistently challenged Huth and Samuelson over errors in detail in their stories, and a similarity in the accounts that the lawyer said represented coordination between the two women. CBS News, 21 June 2022 During their testimony, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean consistently challenged Huth and Samuelson over errors in detail in their stories, and a similarity in the accounts that the lawyer said represented coordination between the two women. Brian Melley, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 His wife, Bhavna Changrani, also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a lawyer. Eric Fan, Forbes, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lawyer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lawyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawyer. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for lawyer

lawyer

noun
law·​yer | \ ˈlȯ-yər How to pronounce lawyer (audio) , ˈlȯi-ər \

Kids Definition of lawyer

: a person whose profession is to handle lawsuits for people or to give advice about legal rights and duties

lawyer

noun
law·​yer | \ ˈlȯ-yər How to pronounce lawyer (audio) \

Legal Definition of lawyer

: one whose profession is to advise clients as to legal rights and obligations and to represent clients in legal proceedings

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