Fiscal vs. Attorney - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Fiscal (adjective)

    Related to the treasury of a country, company, region or city, particularly to government spending and revenue.

  • Fiscal (adjective)

    Pertaining to finance and money in general; financial.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    A public official in certain countries having control of public revenue.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    , a public prosecutor.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    In certain countries, including Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and former colonies of these countries and certain British colonies, solicitor or attorney general.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    Any of various African shrikes of the genus Lanius.

  • Attorney (noun)

    A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.

  • Attorney (noun)

    One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).

  • Attorney (noun)

    A solicitor.

  • Attorney (noun)

    An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.

  • Attorney (noun)

    A title given to notaries public, or those holders by profession who also do other jobs. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Atty.

Webster Dictionary

  • Fiscal (adjective)

    Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exchequer.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    A treasurer.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; - called also procurator fiscal.

  • Fiscal (noun)

    The solicitor in Spain and Portugal; the attorney-general.

  • Attorney (noun)

    A substitute; a proxy; an agent.

  • Attorney (noun)

    One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.

  • Attorney

    To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Fiscal (adjective)

    involving financial matters;

    "fiscal responsibility"

  • Attorney (noun)

    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

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