• IPA: /əˈtɜː(ɹ)ni/

attorney (plural attorneys)

  1. (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
  2. (UK 19th century and earlier) One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).
  3. (UK, 20th century and later, rare, usually pejorative) A solicitor.
  4. (obsolete, outside, set phrases) An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
  5. (Philippines) A title given to lawyers and notaries public, or those holders by profession who also do other jobs. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Atty.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: mandataire
  • Russian: представи́тель

attorney (attorneys, present participle attorneying; past and past participle attorneyed)

  1. (rare) To work as a legal attorney.
  2. (rare) To provide with a legal attorney.

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