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paralegal

[par-uh-lee-guh l] /ˌpær əˈli gəl/
noun
1.
an attorney's assistant, not admitted to the practice of law but trained to perform certain legal tasks.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a paralegal or paralegals:
a paralegal career.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; para-1 + legal
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British Dictionary definitions for para legal

paralegal

/ˌpærəˈliːɡəl/
noun
1.
a person trained to undertake legal work but not qualified as a professional solicitor or barrister
adjective
2.
of or designating such a person
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Word Origin and History for para legal

paralegal

n.

1972, from para- (1) + legal assistant.

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