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Definition of 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 the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.
Jon Stewart

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

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

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
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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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