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Meaning of “lawyer” in the English Dictionary

"lawyer" in British English

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lawyernoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɔɪ.ər/  us   /ˈlɑː.jɚ/ (US also attorney)
B1 someone whose ​job is to give ​advice to ​people about the ​law and ​speak for them in ​court: I ​want to ​see my lawyer before I say anything.

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

"lawyer" in American English

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lawyernoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔɪ·ər, ˈlɔ·jər/
someone whose ​job is to give ​advice to ​people about the ​law and ​speak for them in ​court: Following his ​arrest, he ​demanded to ​see his lawyer before making any ​statement.
(Definition of lawyer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lawyer" in Business English

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lawyernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlɔɪər/ (US also attorney)
someone whose ​job is to give ​advice about the ​law and prepare ​courtcases or speak for one ​side of a ​case in ​court: He ​refused to say anything until he had seen his lawyer. A lawyer for the ​company said there were ​grounds to ​appeal the ​ruling.defence/prosecution lawyer The family ​hired a prominent ​defence lawyer. He is a trial lawyerspecializing in ​industrialinjuriescases. consult/​hire/​appoint a lawyer a civil/​corporate/​government lawyer a bankruptcy/divorce/​tax lawyera lawyer defends/represents/sues sb/sth A lawyer ​representing the ​firms said they would ​ask the ​court to ​disqualify the government's ​witness.
(Definition of lawyer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lawyer”
in Arabic مُحامٍ…
in Korean 변호사…
in Portuguese advogado, -a…
in Catalan advocat, -ada…
in Japanese 法律家, 弁護士…
in Chinese (Simplified) 律师…
in Turkish avukat…
in Russian юрист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 律師…
in Italian avvocato, -essa…
in Polish prawnik…
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