Definitions

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  • adj. Without a lawyer.

Etymologies

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lawyer +‎ -less

Examples

  • Immigration judges and immigration lawyers undoubtedly have difficulty trying to decipher the nuances of immigration law; it's an even greater perversion of justice to expect that a deportable and lawyerless immigrant facing a harsh and impatient judge would be able to comprehend and apply laws and rules that even Supreme Court Justices find confusing.

    Bennett L. Gershman: How Immigration Courts Contaminate American Justice

  • What he apparently didn't realize was that McKinney was lawyerless during this period, and that every major investigative finding -- the recantations of the State's star witnesses, the confession by an alternative suspect and the corroborated statements of an alibi witness -- was unearthed solely by the journalism students.

    David Protess: Keeping You Posted: Is Texas About to Kill an Innocent Man? Also, the Subpoena That Keeps on Giving

  • Imagine a young man from New York City guiding visitors at Yellowstone, or a young woman from Mississippi representing lawyerless defendants in Boston.

    Dan Ross: An Army of Nation Builders: How National Conscription Can Save Public Education

  • Better to keep going after powerless, and often lawyerless, targets.

    Ezra Levant: June 2008 Archives

  • Fortunately, the little, lawyerless people have been able to resist Scientologist censorship via the Internet yay, Internet!

    Tom Cruise on Scientology: The Banned Video | Mind on Fire

  • Edwards quotes lawyerless Algren's "then-agent" on his getting "easily fleeced" by Otto Preminger.

    Nelson Algren: An Exchange

  • Tony really was and how much better it was to let him stay in jail one night and make sure of his being turned out the next afternoon by giving the money to Mr. Hogan, than to use it for getting bail for him and leave him lawyerless and at the mercy of his accusers.

    By Advice of Counsel

  • But the upshot was that the ethics committee soon convicted the lawyerless Rangel.

    NY Daily News

  • Either the friendly lawyer was already in court when a lawyerless defendant materialized, or he was out in the hallway waiting to be summoned.

    Chicago Reader

  • What the tribe folks don't consider is that these unfortunate folks who must go to court lawyerless read these bad posts on the internet, think they know what the game is and how to play it, and get creamed.

    Simple Justice

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