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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

You don't lie to your own doctor. You don't lie to your own attorney, and you don't lie to your employees.
Gordon Bethune

I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
Samuel Johnson

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

If you're a prosecutor, and you believe the defendant is guilty, you only talk about ultimate truth, but not intermediate truth. If you're the defense attorney, you care deeply about intermediate truth, but you tend to neglect ultimate truth.
Alan Dershowitz

I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.
Sonia Sotomayor
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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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