ETYM Old Eng. avocat, avocet, Old Fren. avocat, from Latin advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one's aid; ad + vocare to call. Related to Advowee, Avowee, Vocal.
1. A lawyer who pleads cases in court; SYN. counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law.
2. A person who pleads for a cause or idea; SYN. proponent, exponent.
(Latin advocatus, one summoned to one’s aid, especially in a court of law) professional pleader in a court of justice.
More common terms are attorney, lawyer, barrister, or counsel, but advocate is retained in such countries as Scotland and France, whose legal systems are based on Roman law.
ETYM Old Eng. aturneye, Old Fren. atorné, p. p. of atorner: cf. Late Lat. atturnatus, attornatus, from attornare. Related to Attorn.
1. One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.
2. A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law.
3. A substitute; a proxy; an agent.
Accredited agent in law or finance; solicitor; American, counsel or solicitor. power of attorney, authorization to act as agent. Attorney General, chief law officer of Crown.
Person who represents another in legal matters. In the US, attorney is the formal title for a lawyer.
See also power of attorney.
A practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients.
ETYM From Bar.
In the UK, a lawyer qualified by study at the Inns of Court to plead for a client in court. In Scotland such lawyers are called advocates. Barristers also undertake the writing of opinions on the prospects of a case before trial. They act for clients through the intermediary of solicitors. In the US an attorney may serve the functions of barrister and solicitor.
A British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law.
ETYM Old Eng. conseil, French conseil, from Latin consilium, from the root of consulere to consult, of uncertain origin. Related to Consult, Consul.
1. Advice or guidance.
2. An advisor or lawyer.
ETYM From Law, like bowyer, from bow.
A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice; SYN. attorney.
A member of the legal profession who provides counsel to clients on matters of civil or criminal law and who represents clients on such matters in negotiations with others, before government agencies, and in civil and criminal courts. An attorney.
Activities of lawyers include business advice, conveyancing of property, making wills and settling estates, divorce, litigation and criminal prosecution or defense. A lawyer usually obtains a postgraduate Juris Doctor (jd) degree and must pass a bar examination and be admitted to the bar before he or she may practice within a state court's jurisdiction.
An advocate; one who is in favor of, or who proposes.
Proposer; person arguing in favor of something.
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.