American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An attorney.
“However, some key terms remain from Law French, including the following: attorney, one appointed to act for another — now characterized as either: attorney-at-law — see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary attorney-in-fact — see power of attorney.”
“I turned to see Parmelee Gilbert, attorney-at-law, in a charcoal topcoat and a wool scarf the color of a carrot.”
“Leland Shiraz, attorney-at-law, allowed himself a moment of pompous, self-congratulation.”
“Article 29 charges him and his staff and political cronies and underlings with "conspiracy to violate the Civil Rights Act of 1965" (co-author Bob Fitrakis, attorney-at-law, helped draft these Articles 28 and 29 based in part on information that was first posted at www. freepress.org).”
“His public identity is Matt Murdock, a successful attorney-at-law.”
“My name is Castellani, Dr. Alfredo Castellani, attorney-at-law.”
“When four months ago his daughter was born, attorney-at-law Ian Wilkinson photo, right greeted her with a chess piece in hand.”
“The difference is between having your Juris Doctorate, which makes you an attorney, and being admitted to practice before a particular bar, which is why you see many lawyers use "attorney-at-law.”
“The pellet, well aimed, rebounded almost as high as the window, after hitting the hat of a stranger who was crossing the courtyard of a house in the Rue Vivienne, where dwelt Maitre Derville, attorney-at-law.”
“This marriage has been broken off in consequence of inquiries made by the Grandlieu family, the said Lucien having told them that he had obtained the money from his brother-inlaw and his sister; but the information obtained, more especially by Monsieur Derville, attorney-at-law, proves that not only were that worthy couple ignorant of his having made this purchase, but that they believed the said Lucien to be deeply in debt.”
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