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attorney, noun

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EnglishShow more Special sense of general English.
A lawyer, usually a member of a practice, who handles matters such as cases in the lower courts, conveyancing, and the drawing up of legal documents, as well as briefing an advocate in any matter to be dealt with in the Supreme Court.
Note:
Cf. British English ‘solicitor’.
1846 Natal Witness 6 Mar.These are to certify that Robert Lester, Esq., has been duly admitted and enrolled to practise as an Advocate and Attorney before the District Court of Natal.
1992 C. Rickard in Weekly Mail 9 Oct. 13Against the background of the unedifying squabble between advocates and attorneys about who may appear in the supreme court..[he] argues that the new Bill (sc. Admission of Advocates Amendment Bill 1992) is unnecessary since existing legislation allows attorneys temporary rights of appearance under certain circumstances.
A lawyer, usually a member of a practice, who handles matters such as cases in the lower courts, conveyancing, and the drawing up of legal documents, as well as briefing an advocate in any matter to be dealt with in the Supreme Court.

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