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Attorney

attorney 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 also attorney-in-fact compare counsel



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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