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Definition of Lawyer


  1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
  2. The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.
  3. The bowfin (Amia calva).
  4. The burbot (Lota maculosa).

Lawyer Quotations

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
Will Rogers

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
Abraham Lincoln

My uncle's a lawyer and I remember going to see him in court and thinking, 'That's cool, too bad I could never be a lawyer.'
Lena Dunham

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
Joe Biden

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
Jeremy Bentham
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Lawyer Translations

lawyer in Afrikaans is advokaat, prokureur
lawyer in Dutch is verdediger, advocaat, pleitbezorger
lawyer in German is Rechtsanwalt {m}, Rechtsberater {m}, Advokat {m}
lawyer in Italian is legale, giurista
lawyer in Norwegian is jurist, advokat
lawyer in Portuguese is advogado
lawyer in Spanish is abogado, jurista
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