Lawyer

Noun

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

Verb

  • (informal) To practice law.
  • With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
  • To make legalistic arguments.
  • To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."
  • To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
  • (colloquial, criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.

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