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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

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Steven Wright

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
Mario Cuomo

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Arthur Schopenhauer

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
William Julius Wilson

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo
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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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