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Definition of Attorney

Attorney

  1. A substitute; a proxy; an agent.
  2. One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.
  3. A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law.
  4. To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.

Attorney Quotations

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Luther Burbank

The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most.
Al Sharpton

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
Alan Dershowitz

As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.
Ben Chandler

As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.
Ben Chandler
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Attorney Translations

attorney in French is procureur
attorney in Norwegian is advokat
attorney in Swedish is ombud, advokat
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