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English definition of “attorney”

attorney

noun [C]     /əˈtɜːni/ LAW
US a lawyer : Mr Temple is the attorney representing the plaintiffs .an attorney for sb Attorneys for both sides agreed to postpone the hearing . a defense / prosecuting attorney a civil / criminal attorney
a person who has the legal right to act for someone else : You may appoint an attorney to act on your behalf . → See also district attorney, letter of attorney, power of attorney
(Definition of attorney noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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