ETYM French solliciteur, Latin sollicitator.
In the uk, a member of one of the two branches of the English legal profession, the other being a barrister.
A solicitor is a lawyer who provides all-round legal services (making wills, winding up estates, conveyancing, divorce, and litigation). A solicitor cannot appear at High Court level, but must brief a barrister on behalf of his or her client. Solicitors may become circuit judges and recorders.
A British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents.