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noun [C]
/əˈtɜːni/ LAW
US a lawyer: Mr Temple is the attorney representing the 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
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