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lawyer

[law-yer, loi-er]
noun
1.
a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
2.
New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.
verb (used without object)
3.
to work as a lawyer; practice law.
verb (used with object)
4.
to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English lawyere. See law1, -ier1

lawyerlike, lawyerly, adjective
delawyer, verb (used with object)
nonlawyer, noun
underlawyer, noun
unlawyerlike, adjective
unlawyerly, adjective

attorney, counsel, counselor, lawyer, litigator.
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lawyer (ˈlɔːjə, ˈlɔɪə)
 
n
1.  advocate barrister See also solicitor a member of the legal profession, esp a solicitor
2.  a popular name for burbot
 
[C14: from law1]

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lawyer
late 14c., from M.E. lawe "law" (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- first attested 1611.
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Lawyer definition


among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he expounded in the schools and synagogues (Matt. 22:35; Luke 10:25). The functions of the "lawyer" and "scribe" were identical. (See DOCTOR.)

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