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attorney (plural attorneys)
- (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession. (UK 19th century and earlier) One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor). (UK, 20th century and later, rare, usually pejorative) A solicitor.
- (obsolete outside set phrases) An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
- In the "agent" sense, the word is now used to refer to nonlawyers usually only in fixed phrases such as attorney-in-fact or power of attorney.
- ^ Oxford English Dictionary (1971), p. 553.