noun (plural attorneys)
- 1A person, typically a lawyer, appointed to act for another in business or legal matters. Compare with barrister, solicitor.More example sentences
- Other important intermediaries were legal attorneys, who represented the Christian groups in their dealings with the state.
- The court would appoint public attorneys to represent Estrada.
- You and your attorney should understand your business situation thoroughly before you decide on a license.
- 1.1chiefly US A qualified lawyer.More example sentences
lawyer, legal practitioner, legal executive, legal adviser, legal representative, agent, member of the bar, advocate, counsel, counsellor, intercessor, defending counsel, prosecuting counsel; British barrister, Queen's Counsel, QC; North American & Irish counsellor-at-law• informal brief
- About two dozen women qualified as attorneys by the end of the decade.
- As you reach your twilight years, meeting with a qualified attorney to develop an estate plan is a priority.
- Well, I think he is going to rely on the counsel of his attorneys.
Middle English: from Old French atorne, past participle of atorner 'assign', from a 'towards' + torner 'to turn' ( see attorn).