from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person legally appointed by another to act as his or her agent in the transaction of business, specifically one qualified and licensed to act for plaintiffs and defendants in legal proceedings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
- n. An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substitute; a proxy; an agent.
- n. One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.
- n. A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law.
- transitive v. To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; a proxy.
- n. Specifically In law, one who is appointed or admitted in the place of another to transact any business for him.
- n. The general supervisor or manager of a plantation. [British West Indies.]
- To perform by proxy.
- To employ as a proxy.
- n. The appointment of another to act in one's stead; the act of naming an attorney: now used only in the following phrase.
- n. In United States law, the certificate of the court admitting an attorney to practise, which testifies that the attorney has qualified and taken his oath of office.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
Middle English attourney, from Old French atorne, from past participle of atorner, to appoint; see attorn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn (Wiktionary)