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- solicitour (obsolete)
- (General American) IPA(key): /səˈlɪsɪtɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səˈlɪsɪtə/
- Hyphenation: so‧li‧ci‧tor
solicitor (plural solicitors)
- 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.
- 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.
- In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.
- (Canada, US) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
- Jurisdictions using the common-law definition include England and Wales, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
lawyer offering legal services to clients apart from acting as court advocate
lawyer whose role has merged with that of a barrister
chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction
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