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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

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

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

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn't know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer - a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer - and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble.
David Mamet

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.
Jerry Lewis
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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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