noun (plural attorneys)
1A person, typically a lawyer, appointed to act for another in business or legal matters. Compare with barrister, solicitor.
- 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.
- 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.
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
Middle English: from Old French atorne, past participle of atorner 'assign', from a 'towards' + torner 'to turn' ( see attorn).
Words that rhyme with attorneyBurney, Czerny, Ernie, ferny, gurney, journey, Verny
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