from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that solicits, especially one that seeks trade or contributions.
- n. The chief law officer of a city, town, or government department.
- n. Chiefly British An attorney who advises clients on legal matters, represents clients in certain lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to present in the higher courts.
- n. Canadian A barrister and solicitor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In many common law jurisdictions, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction.
- n. In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as above, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister.
- n. In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.
- n. A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who solicits.
- n. An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.
- n. The law officer of a city, town, department, or government
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tempter; an instigator.
- n. One who solicits; one who asks with earnestness.
- n. An advocate; specifically, one who represents a party in a court of justice, particularly a court of equity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
- n. a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
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