lawyer

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈlɔːjə(ɹ)/ or /ˈlɔɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈlɔɪ.ɚ/ or /ˈlɔ.jɚ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: law‧yer

Noun[change]

Singular
lawyer

Plural
lawyers

  1. (countable) (law) A lawyer is an expert in law. A lawyer has the job of standing for other people in court giving them advice about the law.
    The defendant got a lawyer to defend him in court.
    The lawyer represented the man in court.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lawyer

Third-person singular
lawyers

Past tense
lawyered

Past participle
lawyered

Present participle
lawyering

  1. (intransitive) (informal) If someone lawyers, they work as a lawyer or practice law.
  2. (intransitive) If someone lawyers, they make arguments that are related to the law.

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