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attorny (plural attornies)

  1. (obsolete or proscribed) Alternative spelling of attorney
    • 1829, Edward Law (Lord Ellenborough), A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II[1], 1881 ed. edition:
      The attornies, who are numerous and powerful, very hostile.
    • 1872, Charles Kent, Charles Dickens as a Reader[2]:
      That "most wonderful woman in the world," Aunt Betsey, for example; or that most laconic of carriers, Mr. Barkis; or, to name yet one other, Uriah Heep, that reddest and most writhing of rascally attornies.
    • 1988 April 22, Bill Burck, “Local Color: A Night in Court”, in Chicago Reader[3]:
      The hand-stenciled sign over the center door reads, "No attornies [sic] allowed in assembly."