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"attorney" in British English

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attorneynoun [C]

uk   /əˈtɜː.ni/  us   /əˈtɝː.ni/ US
C1 a lawyer : a ​defense attorney an attorney for the ​plaintiff a ​civil/​criminal attorney

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(Definition of attorney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attorney" in American English

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attorneynoun [C]

 us   /əˈtɜr·ni/
a ​lawyer: a ​defense attorney
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"attorney" in Business English

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attorneynoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈtɜːni/ LAW
US a ​lawyer: Mr Temple is the attorney ​representing the ​plaintiffs.an attorney for sb Attorneys for both ​sidesagreed to ​postpone the ​hearing. a defense/​prosecuting attorney a civil/​criminal attorney
a ​person who has the ​legalright to ​act for someone else: You may appoint an attorney to ​act on your behalf.
(Definition of attorney from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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