n. (pl. -eys) 1 a person, esp. a lawyer, appointed to act for another in business or legal matters. 2 US a qualified lawyer, esp. one representing a client in a lawcourt. Attorney General the chief legal officer in England, the US, and other countries. District Attorney see DISTRICT. power of attorney the authority to act for another person in legal or financial matters. attorneyship n.
[ ME f. OF atorné past part. of atorner assign f. à to + torner turn ]