• (GA) IPA: /səˈlɪsɪtɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /səˈlɪsɪtə/

solicitor (plural solicitors)

  1. One who solicits.
    • 2014, K. Stanton, Shakespeare's 'Whores': Erotics, Politics, and Poetics
      […] sex workers are regarded as born to be punished; the solicitors of their services are not.
  2. (law) In many common law jurisdictions, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction.
  3. In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as above, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister.
  4. In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.
  5. (North America) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
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