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"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   /ˈlɔɪər/ us   US also attorney
someone whose job is to give advice about the law and prepare court cases 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 lawyer specializing in industrial injuries cases. 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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