Meaning of ATTORNEY in English

ATTORNEY

/ əˈtɜːni; NAmE əˈtɜːrni/ noun

1.

( especially NAmE ) a lawyer, especially one who can act for sb in court

—see also district attorney ➡ note at lawyer

2.

a person who is given the power to act on behalf of another in business or legal matters :

She was made her father's attorney when he became ill.

—see also power of attorney

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French atorne , past participle of atorner assign, from a towards + torner turn.

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