A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.
The role of the lawyer varies greatly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.
A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).
A title given to notaries public, or those holders by profession who also do other jobs. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Atty.
A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.
By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.
To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
To make legalistic arguments.
To barrage (a person) with questions in order to get them to admit something.
“You’ve been lawyered!”