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
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_.
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
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.