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  • n. An honest lawyer who defends the underprivileged and persecuted

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Coined for the fictional character Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird (and the 1962 film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by actor Gregory Pick). (Wiktionary)

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