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Solicitor vs. Lawyer

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Solicitornoun

One who solicits.

Lawyernoun

A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.

Solicitornoun

In many common law jurisdictions, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction.

Lawyernoun

By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

Solicitornoun

In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as above, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister.

Lawyernoun

The burbot

Solicitornoun

In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction.

Lawyerverb

To practice law.

Solicitornoun

(North America) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.

Lawyerverb

(intransitive) To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.

Solicitornoun

One who solicits.

Lawyerverb

(intransitive) To make legalistic arguments.

Solicitornoun

An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; - formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.

Lawyerverb

To barrage (a person) with questions in order to get them to admit something.

‘You've been lawyered!’;

Solicitornoun

a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes

Lawyernoun

One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.

Solicitornoun

a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents

Lawyernoun

The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.

Solicitornoun

a member of the legal profession qualified to deal with conveyancing, the drawing up of wills, and other legal matters. A solicitor may also instruct barristers and represent clients in some courts.

Lawyernoun

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

Solicitornoun

the chief law officer of a city, town, or government department.

Lawyer

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, canonist, canon lawyer, civil law notary, counsel, counselor, solicitor, legal executive, or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying the law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.

Solicitornoun

a person who tries to obtain business orders, advertising, etc.; a canvasser

‘she had been a telephone solicitor for a Chicago newspaper’;

Solicitor

A solicitor is a legal practitioner who traditionally deals with most of the legal matters in some jurisdictions. A person must have legally-defined qualifications, which vary from one jurisdiction to another, to be described as a solicitor and enabled to practise there as such.

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