Meaning of “solicitor” in the English Dictionary

"solicitor" in British English

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solicitornoun [ C ]

uk /səˈlɪs.ɪ.tər/ us /səˈlɪs.ə.t̬ɚ/

C1 a type of lawyer in Britain and Australia who is trained to prepare cases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts:

a firm of solicitors

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  • My solicitor is drawing up a contract.
  • Unless I receive a satisfactory response from you within a month I shall put this matter into the hands of my solicitor.
  • The solicitor asked that her client be allowed to make a phone call.
  • You should lodge a copy of the letter with your solicitor.
  • Her will was drawn up by a solicitor and witnessed by two colleagues.

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

"solicitor" in American English

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solicitornoun [ C ]

us /səˈlɪs·ɪ·t̬ər/

solicitor noun [ C ] (LAWYER)

the official in a local government who deals with legal matters:

He served as city solicitor.

solicitor noun [ C ] (SOMEONE WHO SELLS)

someone who asks for money or tries to sell you something:

Beware of telephone solicitors who say, "All proceeds will go to charity."

(Definition of “solicitor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"solicitor" in Business English

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solicitornoun [ C ]

uk /səˈlɪsɪtər/ us

LAW in the UK and Australia, a type of lawyer who is trained to prepare cases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts:

a firm of solicitors

(Definition of “solicitor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)