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- n. The office or profession of an attorney.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office or profession of an attorney; agency for another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of an attorney, or the period during which the office is held; agency for another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the position of attorney
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Historically, “general” refers not to rank or command but to the breadth of attorneyship.
The attorneyship (ph) office is working, both the federal one and the local one, they're working on the only information we have at hand.
I remember my father always felt that one of his greatest victories in politics was winning the county attorneyship, by the county commissioners — they selected the county attorney.
If he is an attorney, does he take an attorneyship for himself?
Leonard Calvert, as Lord Baltimore's attorney, had possessed a vote in the body; since Calvert had told her to take all and pay all, he had granted her all powers he had ever possessed; she therefore had succeeded him as Lord Baltimore's attorney and was possessed of the attorneyship until Baltimore saw fit to appoint another; hence, as the attorney, she was entitled to a seat and a voice in the Assembly.
There were twenty-four estates under the same attorneyship with the Belle, and they were all in the same prosperous condition.
Hamlet's speech and the Forty-sixth Sonnet cannot, therefore, be accepted as evidence of his attorneyship, except in so far as they and like passages may be regarded as giving some support to the opinion that Shakespeare was but one of many in his time who abandoned law for letters.
The commodore's offer of the attorneyship for the Harlem Railroad, which was his first venture in railroading, was far less than the salary as minister.
After some years of private practice Commodore Vanderbilt sent for me and offered the attorneyship for the New York and Harlem Railroad.
But Penny did not appear, and the afternoon passed draggingly for the candidate for the district attorneyship.