legal profession

legal profession

noun
the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey" 
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legal profession

vocation that is based on expertise in the law and in its applications. Although there are other ways of defining the profession, this simple definition may be best, despite the fact that in some countries there are several professions and even some occupations (e.g., police service) that require such expertise but that may not regarded as within the "legal profession."

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