attorney


attorney
noun (AmE)
ADJECTIVE
defense, prosecuting
district
assistant
practicing

He is a practicing family law attorney with years of experience.

bankruptcy, civil, criminal, immigration, malpractice, patent, etc.
corporate
court-appointed

He fired his court-appointed attorney and began representing himself.

famed, high-profile, prominent, renowned, senior

He hired a high-profile defense attorney to represent him.

VERB + ATTORNEY
hire, retain
appoint, assign

The assistant district attorney was assigned to prosecute the case.

consult

Consult an attorney whenever you make a major decision affecting your estate.

ATTORNEY + VERB
represent sb
practice sth, specialize in sth

an attorney specializing in entertainment law

file sth

Her attorney filed a motion for an injunction.

argue sth, argue for sth

Attorneys argued that prosecutors never proved who sent the email.

Army attorneys argued for a general discharge.

advise sb/sth

Your attorney may advise you to accept a cash settlement.


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  • ATTORNEY — ATTORNEY, justice américaine L’attorney at law , ou lawyer , est aux États Unis le correspondant de l’avocat français. Mais il n’est pas seulement un auxiliaire de la justice, intervenant moyennant un pourcentage qui peut atteindre 50 p. 100 des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • attorney — at·tor·ney /ə tər nē/ n pl neys [Anglo French atorné legal representative, from past participle of atorner to designate, appoint, from Old French, to prepare, arrange see attorn]: a person authorized to act on another s behalf; esp: lawyer see… …   Law dictionary

  • attorney — at‧tor‧ney [əˈtɜːni ǁ ɜːr ] noun attorneys PLURALFORM [countable] LAW 1. a person who has the legal right to do things and make decisions on someone else s behalf: • He appointed her his attorney. see also power of attorney …   Financial and business terms

  • ATTORNEY — ATTORNEY. Biblical law requires that the two parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests or magistrates (Deut. 19:17), i.e., in person and not by proxy. It was considered essential that the court should hear all… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Attorney — At*tor ney, n.; pl. {Attorneys}. [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn[ e], p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See {Attorn}.] 1. A substitute; a proxy; an agent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And will have no attorney but myself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attorney — auch Attorney at law bezeichnet in zahlreichen Rechtsordnungen der Welt einen Rechtsanwalt. Begriffsgeschichte Historisch hat sich die Bezeichnung im mittelalterlichen England entwickelt: Das Recht und die Gerichte waren dort in Common Law mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • attorney — early 14c. (mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), from O.Fr. atorné (one) appointed, pp. of aturner to decree, assign, appoint, from atorner (see ATTORN (Cf. attorn)). The legal Latin form attornare influenced the spelling in Anglo French. The sense is of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attorney —   [ət ɔːnɪ, englisch], Vertreter, Anwalt, in den USA Rechts (Attorney at law) oder Staatsanwalt (District Attorney). Der Attorney General ist in Großbritannien oberster Kronanwalt (Mitglied der Regierung und ihr Berater in Rechtsfragen), in den… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • attorney — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (4) The term attorney means attorney, professional law association, corporation, or partnership, authorized under applicable law to practice law. United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Attorney — (engl., spr. ättöhrnĭ), früher die Bezeichnung der in den engl. gemeinrechtlichen Gerichtshöfen zugelassenen Anwälte (s. auch Barrister und Solicitor). – Attorney General (spr. dschénnĕräll), erster der beiden engl. Kronanwälte, Vertreter der… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Attorney — At*tor ney, v. t. To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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