Legal Definition and Related Resources of Lawyer

Meaning of Lawyer

An attorney who is licensed to practise law; one learned in law. As to general standards of professional conduct expected of lawyers in their dealings with the public see Code of Professional responsibility , authored by American Bar association and adopted in most states.

Lawyer Alternative Definition

One skilled in the law. A popular term for a person engaged in the practice of law. See “Attorney.”

Synonyms of Lawyer


  • avocat
  • advocate
  • attorney
  • attorneyatlaw
  • barrister
  • barristeratlaw
  • counsel
  • counselor
  • counseloratlaw
  • iurisconsultus
  • iurisperitus
  • jurisconsult
  • jurisprudent
  • jurist
  • legal advisor
  • legal advocate
  • legal consultant
  • legal practitioner
  • legist
  • member of the legal profession
  • solicitor
  • Associated Concepts: admission to bar
  • attorneyclient privilege
  • bar association
  • character and fitness committee
  • code of professional conduct
  • grievance committee
  • work product

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Translate Have the Court Appoint A Lawyer from English to Spanish

Translation of Have the Court Appoint A Lawyer , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Que el tribunal le designe un defensor de oficio and other legal terms is available here.


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(noun) a person trained in law and who advises or represents others

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Lawyer

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late 14c. lauier, lawer, lawere (mid-14c. as a surname), “one versed in law, one whose profession is suits in court or client advice on legal rights,” from Middle English lawe “law” (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- predominated from 17c. (see -yer). In the New Testament (Luke xiv.3, etc.) “interpreter of Mosaic law.” Old English had lahwita, with wita “sage, wise man; adviser councilor.” Related: Lawyerly.


Legal English Vocabulary: Lawyer in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term lawyer into Spanish: abogado (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Law
  • Rule of Law
  • Law System
  • Legislation

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