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  • 1 ATTORNEY — ATTORNEY, justice américaine L’attorney at law , ou lawyer , est aux États Unis le correspondant de l’avocat français. Mais il n’est pas seulement un auxiliaire de la justice, intervenant moyennant un pourcentage qui peut atteindre 50 p. 100 des… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 attorney — at·tor·ney /ə tər nē/ n pl neys [Anglo French atorné legal representative, from past participle of atorner to designate, appoint, from Old French, to prepare, arrange see attorn]: a person authorized to act on another s behalf; esp: lawyer see… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 attorney — at‧tor‧ney [əˈtɜːni ǁ ɜːr ] noun attorneys PLURALFORM [countable] LAW 1. a person who has the legal right to do things and make decisions on someone else s behalf: • He appointed her his attorney. see also power of attorney …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 ATTORNEY — ATTORNEY. Biblical law requires that the two parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests or magistrates (Deut. 19:17), i.e., in person and not by proxy. It was considered essential that the court should hear all… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 Attorney — At*tor ney, n.; pl. {Attorneys}. [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn[ e], p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See {Attorn}.] 1. A substitute; a proxy; an agent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And will have no attorney but myself. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Attorney — auch Attorney at law bezeichnet in zahlreichen Rechtsordnungen der Welt einen Rechtsanwalt. Begriffsgeschichte Historisch hat sich die Bezeichnung im mittelalterlichen England entwickelt: Das Recht und die Gerichte waren dort in Common Law mit… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 7 attorney — early 14c. (mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), from O.Fr. atorné (one) appointed, pp. of aturner to decree, assign, appoint, from atorner (see ATTORN (Cf. attorn)). The legal Latin form attornare influenced the spelling in Anglo French. The sense is of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Attorney —   [ət ɔːnɪ, englisch], Vertreter, Anwalt, in den USA Rechts (Attorney at law) oder Staatsanwalt (District Attorney). Der Attorney General ist in Großbritannien oberster Kronanwalt (Mitglied der Regierung und ihr Berater in Rechtsfragen), in den… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 attorney — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (4) The term attorney means attorney, professional law association, corporation, or partnership, authorized under applicable law to practice law. United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 10 Attorney — (engl., spr. ättöhrnĭ), früher die Bezeichnung der in den engl. gemeinrechtlichen Gerichtshöfen zugelassenen Anwälte (s. auch Barrister und Solicitor). – Attorney General (spr. dschénnĕräll), erster der beiden engl. Kronanwälte, Vertreter der… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Attorney — At*tor ney, v. t. To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Attorney — (Attourny, engl., spr. Ättorni), in England Jeder, der die Stelle eines Andern vertritt, bes. in Rechtssachen; daher A. at law (spr. ät Lah), so v.w. Anwalt, der in Abwesenheit einer streitenden Partei deren Stelle vertritt. Die A s bilden eine… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Attorney — (spr. ättörni), in England der Stellvertreter einer Partei in Rechtssachen. Seit Jahrhunderten bilden in England die Advokaten (counsels) und die Prokuratoren oder Anwalte (solicitors, früher auch attorneys genannt) völlig getrennte Berufsstände …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Attorney — (Aettorni), bei den engl. Rechtshöfen angestellte Procuratoren, welche in Civil und Strafprocessen die Parteien vertreten und verbeiständen, wie die franz. avoués. Sie müssen bestimmte Jahre praktische Studien und nachher die Staatsprüfung… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Attorney — general (казенный адвокат) так называется должностноелицо, назначаемое из барристеров, которое в гражданских делах защищаетинтересы казны, в уголовных же, за отсутствием в Англии прокуратуры,является по поручению и от имени государства органом… …

    Энциклопедия Брокгауза и Ефрона

  • 16 attorney — 1 *agent, deputy, proxy, factor Analogous words: *substitute, supply, alternate 2 *lawyer, solicitor, counselor, barrister, counsel, advocate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 attorney — [n] lawyer advocate, ambulance chaser*, barrister, counsel, counselor, DA, fixer, front, legal beagle*, legal eagle*, lip*, mouthpiece*, pleader*, proxy, spieler*; concept 355 …

    New thesaurus

  • 18 attorney — ► NOUN (pl. attorneys) 1) a person appointed to act for another in legal matters. 2) chiefly US a lawyer. ORIGIN from Old French atorner assign …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 attorney — [ə tʉr′nē] n. pl. attorneys [ME attourne < OFr atourne, (one) appointed, pp. of atourner: see ATTORN] any person legally empowered to act as agent for, or in behalf of, another; esp., a lawyer SYN. LAWYER …

    English World dictionary

  • 20 attorney — In the most general sense this term denotes an agent or substitute, or one who is appointed and authorized to act in the place or stead of another. An agent, or one acting on behalf of another. Sherts v. Fulton Nat. Bank of Lancaster, 342 Pa. 337 …

    Black's law dictionary