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Definition of Solicitor


  1. One who solicits.
  2. An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.
  3. The law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury.

Solicitor Quotations

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
Benjamin Franklin

When I worked in the Department of Justice, in the office of the solicitor general, it was my job to argue cases for the United States before the Supreme court. I always found it very moving to stand before the justices and say, 'I speak for my country.'
John Roberts

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
Elena Kagan

The solicitor general is sometimes referred to as the 10th Supreme Court justice - a pretty important position.
Arlen Specter

I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk.
Elena Kagan
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Solicitor Translations

solicitor in German is Agent {m}, Aufrufprogramm {n}, Werber {m}
solicitor in Italian is legale
solicitor in Spanish is agente
solicitor in Swedish is advokat
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