from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who is legally qualified and licensed to represent a person in a legal matter, such as a transaction or lawsuit.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To perform by proxy.
- To employ as a proxy.
- noun The appointment of another to act in one's stead; the act of naming an attorney: now used only in the following phrase.
- noun 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.
- noun One who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; a proxy.
- noun Specifically In law, one who is appointed or admitted in the place of another to transact any business for him.
- noun The general supervisor or manager of a plantation. [British West Indies.]
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A substitute; a proxy; an agent.
- noun One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an
attorney in fact.
- noun A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an
attorney at law.
- noun a written authority from one person empowering another to transact business for him.
- transitive verb obsolete To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun US A
lawyer; one who advisesor representsothers in legal mattersas a profession.
- noun An
agentor representative authorizedto acton someone else's behalf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
They hear all complaints brought before them against persons for crimes and breaches of the peace, and examine witnesses who appear to testify; and when it is requested, they have the assistance and advice of the state's attorney; or as he is called in some states, the _district attorney_, or
As all crimes and breaches of the peace are considered as committed against the state, and prosecuted in its name, this attorney is sometimes called _state's attorney_.
This attorney is a good tax attorney, but is a federal practitioner and not as familiar with state issues as one would wish.
At the end of the day, we feel more secure because the federal prison population has swelled ever so slightly with the occasional inclusion of a title attorney, mortgage broker, or real estate investor.
(A) a court in which the attorney is authorized to practice; or
Near each courthouse is a title attorney that duplicates the county records of all transactions so he can readily update any abstract presented tohim.
From there, supposedly they will let you call your attorney and your attorney is supposedly able to get you out of jail into a hotel.
The first day I hired my title attorney I mentioned to her that I wanted my mother to be on the deed in order to get the taxes reduced.
Owens also said he intends to end what he calls the attorney general's "slush fund" -- back taxes, fraud and other collections pursued by the office, a portion of which are retained by the office for its uses.
Never mind that an "attorney" is nothing more than a lawyer who wants to sound more important than he really is.