Definitions of lawyer

  1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
  2. The black- necked stilt. See Stilt.
  3. The burbot ( Lota maculosa).
  4. One skilled in knowledge of law; one who conducts lawsuits for others in the law courts.
  5. One versed in or who practices law: ( B.) a Jewish divine or expounder of the law.
  6. One who is versed in, or practises, law.
  7. One who is versed in law or who practises law.
  8. One versed in or one who practises law; an expounder of the Mosaic law.
  9. The bowfin ( Amia calva).
  10. One skilled in law; a solicitor or attorney.