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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a criminal lawyer (=who deals with criminal cases)
a divorce lawyer/court (=one dealing with divorce)
▪ She's a famous New York divorce lawyer.
lady doctor/lawyer etc (=a polite word, which many women find offensive, for a woman doctor, lawyer, etc)
study to be a doctor/lawyer etc
▪ My brother’s studying to be an accountant.
the trial lawyer
▪ He is regarded as one of the finest trial lawyers in the state.
▪ They are intimidating towards criminal lawyers.
▪ Tom Nash was a ward leader and a prosperous criminal lawyer who defended Capone and other gangsters.
▪ The scheme certainly helped me right at the beginning when I was starting up as a criminal lawyer.
▪ L., or Abraham L., when he was a young criminal lawyer and a state senator.
▪ Particularly challenging to the criminal lawyer is the role played by consent in the medical-legal context.
▪ More particularly, he is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and knows how circumscribed our talks would necessarily have to be.
▪ Consequently the complete criminal lawyer is no narrow expositor of black-letter legal rules and exhaustive conceptual analyses.
▪ That is a sentiment echoed by criminal defense lawyer William Habern of Riverside, who specializes in state and federal parole cases.
▪ The Rules include a provision permitting registered foreign lawyers to be directors and members of incorporated practices with solicitors.
▪ The initial legal advice had come from Foreign Office lawyers but the contrary advice came from Sir Nicholas.
▪ There are signs that legislation may be passed in 2001 or 2002 to introduce a regime for foreign lawyers.
▪ A good lawyer could have dealt with that.
▪ Even a good labor lawyer might not have been much help.
▪ This example shows how it is possible to display the qualities of a good lawyer without knowing much law.
▪ The fact remains that one only becomes a good lawyer by continuing education beyond law school.
▪ He imagined himself driving a tearful Anne and Abigail back to Beryl, then finding Adam a good lawyer.
▪ The best lawyers of the day inevitably became involved with the railroads.
▪ He had worked hard for the party and had earned the black robe, and he was even a pretty good lawyer.
▪ No person shall be appointed or re-appointed or act as a Director unless he is a solicitor or a registered foreign lawyer.
▪ The Rules include a provision permitting registered foreign lawyers to be directors and members of incorporated practices with solicitors.
▪ Burdine's court-appointed trial lawyer, Joe Frank Cannon, who died in 1998, was notorious for nodding off in courtrooms.
▪ Clinton vetoed the bill after being lobbied by trial lawyers, but Congress overrode the veto.
▪ It has skilled trial lawyers and huge support staffs.
▪ But when Silicon Valley executives bankrolled a trio of anti-lawyer initiatives on the March primary ballot, trial lawyers rebounded.
▪ It is a lesson most trial lawyers know well.
▪ They want to be trial lawyers.
▪ She had been out with a young lawyer once, a bumptious and ambitious man, and a boring one.
▪ Academic law is another field which the talented young lawyer may consider.
▪ He said that the older lawyers who were liberals like him wanted to do it, but the younger lawyers did not.
▪ The unfortunate man was Mr John Stevenson, a young lawyer from London.
▪ To the jury, I was just that young country lawyer, that sincere kid representing a poor client.
▪ As younger lawyers go through the system there will be more openness to it, and more understanding of it.
▪ In the same town, a young lawyer just starting out in her storefront office has herself a case.
▪ After defence lawyers pointed out the flats had not yet been built, they changed to an unspecified date in 1993.
▪ Both prosecution and defence lawyers gave eloquent closing speeches.
▪ Cross-examination by defence lawyers should also be videotaped at an informal hearing before trial, with the press and public excluded.
▪ Browning's defence lawyer says this and other evidence could have been crucial if heard by the trial jury.
▪ Macarthy, the defence lawyer, found himself in the position of trying to defend the indefensible and justify the unjustifiable.
▪ When the session was adjourned, the judiciary and defence lawyers gave conflicting accounts of the outcome.
▪ There was an eloquent and impassioned speech from Mr Wash, Woolridge's defence lawyer.
▪ Meanwhile, his defense lawyers chipped away at the prosecution's arguments.
▪ Jeffery J.. Carlson, a Santa Monica defense lawyer offered a similar critique.
▪ Ruth Halpern, who had just been brainstorming about the idea with a death-penalty defense lawyer, was intrigued.
▪ Instead of freely submitting to police interviews, they hired a pair of Denver defense lawyers, one for each of them.
▪ Fujisaki will probably rule next week on whether defense lawyers can draw a more sinister inference from the delay during closing arguments.
▪ The prosecutors and defense lawyers regarded Kovitsky as a holy terror.
▪ This was how he negotiated with defense lawyers.
▪ A good defense lawyer has an intricate network.
▪ I am a labor lawyer, and my heart sinks.
▪ To me, a labor lawyer, a beating at a union hall is a political act.
▪ Even a good labor lawyer might not have been much help.
▪ I was surprised to hear this from a labor lawyer.
▪ C., a labor lawyer, has been teaching me about corporate campaigns.
▪ The father of one of the pregnant women was a labor lawyer.
▪ Another labor lawyer, a friend of mine, sent me a copy.
▪ As a young labor lawyer, I used to think I could ignore the Teamsters.
▪ Californian Tamara Rotola has hired a lawyer to fight for maintenance from Albert for her six-month-old daughter.
▪ I am hiring a lawyer to look into that trust fund, Marie had written.
▪ He could not afford to hire a lawyer, he said.
▪ He had hired a lawyer in Warsaw, actually the same former captain of legionnaires with whom Minna had threatened Barish Mendl.
▪ The unions would hire lawyers to file the briefs.
▪ Rich celebrities are allowed to hire good lawyers and get off easy.
▪ He has hired 16 trial lawyers and expects to have three more aboard soon.
▪ Meili was suspended from his job and hired a lawyer to pursue his case.
▪ It's a question that lawyers representing the two Hitachi employees wanted to pursue in open court.
▪ She thought lawyers represented ultimate respectability-they all made millions, rode in nice cars, and spoke fluently.
▪ A lawyer representing the company currently servicing the loan denies Aikens' assertions.
▪ C., lawyers to represent it.
▪ The association now refuses to handle arbitration cases in which employees are forbidden from having lawyers represent them.
a practising doctor/lawyer/teacher etc
▪ Morwenna Wood a practising doctor is being treated in Oxford's JOhn radcliffe hospital.
▪ Defense lawyer Charles Grieshammer said he was not surprised by the verdict.
▪ He refused to answer any questions until his lawyer came.
▪ You have to study for a long time to become a lawyer.
▪ Doctors and lawyers, teachers and preachers were respected members of the community. 15.
▪ Even indifferent lawyers may be kept going by their clerk arranging for briefs to be passed to them from dud solicitors.
▪ My greatest joy as a lawyer was making partner.
▪ The lawyer believed his colleagues had begun to whisper about him behind his back.
▪ When the University of Illinois' lawyers harumphed loudly, Clark and Andreesen changed the name.
▪ You know, I came out to be a lawyer like you, but I hated the lawyering part.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Stilt \Stilt\, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta, LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E. stout.]

  1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.

    Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

  2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]

  3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.

    Note: The American species ( Himantopus Mexicanus) is well known. The European and Asiatic stilt ( H. candidus) is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars, which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt ( H. leucocephalus) and the banded stilt ( Cladorhynchus pectoralis) are found in Australia.

    Stilt plover (Zo["o]l.), the stilt.

    Stilt sandpiper (Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper ( Micropalama himantopus) having long legs. The bill is somewhat expanded at the tip.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from Middle English lawe "law" (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- first attested 1610s (see -yer).


n. 1 A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice. 2 By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law. vb. 1 (context informal English) To practice law. 2 To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer. 3 To make legalistic arguments. 4 With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer. 5 (context colloquial criminal law English) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney. 6 To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."


n. a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice [syn: attorney]


A lawyer is a person who practices law, as a barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.

The role of the lawyer varies greatly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.

Lawyer (disambiguation)

A lawyer is a person who is learned in the law.

Lawyer may also refer to:

  • several species of fish, including the burbot and the puddingwife wrasse
  • Lawyer (name), a masculine given name, and a surname
  • Lawyer Ron, a race horse
  • Chief Lawyer, a leader of the Nez Perce people in the nineteenth century.
Lawyer (name)

Lawyer is a surname and a masculine given name, and may refer to:

Usage examples of "lawyer".

StregaSchloss on the end of a moth-eaten damask curtain was a bad idea, or maybe the sight of the Borgia money going to such an undeserving home had simply robbed the estate lawyer of the will to live, but miraculously his abseiling suicide attempt didnt kill him.

Both these jobs, the mast and the se acock demanded that the boat be taken to a yard, but if I did that I risked some lawyer slapping a lien on her.

This is no common case--it is a madness out of time and a horror from beyond the spheres which no police or lawyers or courts or alienists could ever fathom or grapple with.

This is no common case - it is a madness out of time and a horror from beyond the spheres which no police or lawyers or courts or alienists could ever fathom or grapple with.

What kind of lawyer would interrupt a lucrative private practice to investigate a misdemeanor drug possession allegation against anyone?

Jones lawyers explored any allegation, tip, article or book suggesting some kind of Clinton sexual liaison.

Lawyers, retired judges, and others sometimes promote themselves as independent arbitrators who hear cases on their own, outside of an arbitration service.

These include reading the material sent by the arbitration firm, looking for someone who is knowledgeable about the subject area of the dispute, and getting referrals from friends, businesses, community leaders, lawyers, and others.

The soldier who had ended her game with the armadillo was Jimmy Williams, a tax lawyer with a firm in Jackson.

The director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, James Connaughton, was a lawyer for asbestos polluters.

The paper had one other general reporter, Baggy Suggs, a pickled old goat who spent his hours hanging around the courthouse across the street sniffing for gossip and drinking bourbon with a small club of washed-up lawyers too old and too drunk to practice anymore.

He was a local lawyer, once described by Baggy as the meanest divorce attorney in the county.

I was sure Baggy had been at the courthouse all morning, replaying with his little club the venue hearing and borrowing the conclusions of the lawyers.

Like Julien Sorel, Marie-Henri Beyle lost his mother at a young age, and had a difficult relationship with his lawyer father.

Nella lunched with Eric Boulter and Van Wyck Brooks, who brought a lawyer friend along to discuss a counterattack.