Associations to the word «Lawyer»


LAWYER, noun. 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.
LAWYER, noun. By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.
LAWYER, verb. (informal) To practice law.
LAWYER, verb. To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
LAWYER, verb. To make legalistic arguments.
LAWYER, verb. With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
LAWYER, verb. (colloquial) (criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
LAWYER, verb. To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."
LAWYER UP, verb. (intransitive) (chiefly US) (informal) To exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.
LAWYER UP, verb. (intransitive) (chiefly US) (informal) (business) To conduct matters in accord with legal formalities or so as to avoid legal risk.
LAWYER UP, verb. (transitive) (informal) (business) To arrange in a way reflecting legal advice.

Dictionary definition

LAWYER, noun. A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.

Wise words

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