solicitor

solicitor so‧lic‧i‧tor [səˈlɪstə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] JOBS LAW
a type of lawyer in Britain who gives advice, does the necessary work when property is bought and sold, and can defend people in the lower courts:

• The matter is being dealt with by my solicitor.

• a medium-sized firm of solicitors

— compare barrister, lawyer

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solicitor UK US /səˈlɪsɪtər/ noun [C]
LAW in the UK and Australia, a type of lawyer who is trained to prepare cases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts: »

a firm of solicitors

Compare BARRISTER(Cf. barrister), LAWYER(Cf. ↑lawyer)
See also TRAINEE SOLICITOR(Cf. ↑trainee solicitor)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Solicitor — ist in den drei Rechtssystemen des Vereinigten Königreichs (dem englischen, das auch Wales umfasst, dem schottischen und dem nordirischen) sowie in der Republik Irland und einigen australischen Bundesstaaten die Bezeichnung für einen der beiden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • solicitor — so·lic·i·tor /sə li sə tər/ n 1: one that solicits; esp: an agent that solicits customers (as in insurance) or charitable contributions 2: a British lawyer who advises clients, represents them in the lower courts, and prepares cases for… …   Law dictionary

  • solicitor — ● solicitor nom masculin (mot anglais) Homme de loi britannique. (Ses fonctions l apparentent à l avoué et au notaire français.) ⇒SOLICITOR, subst. masc. DR. [En Grande Bretagne] Homme de loi aux compétences différentes de celles de l attorney,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Solicitor — So*lic it*or, n. [F. solliciteur, L. sollicitator.] 1. One who solicits. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solicitor —   [sə lɪsɪtə; englisch, zu lateinisch sollicitare »veranlassen«] der, s/ s, in Großbritannien, Irland und Teilen Australiens der Anwalt, der nur vor niederen Gerichten auftreten darf. Hauptaufgabe ist die Beratung in allen Rechtsangelegenheiten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Solicitor — (engl., spr. ßollißitör), Anwalt, Sachwalter, Parteivertreter, im Gegensatz zum Counsel (Rechtsbeistand, Advokat, s. Attorney und Counsel); S. general (spr. dschénnerel), Sachwalter der Krone in England neben dem Attorney general …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Solicitor — (engl., spr. ßollíssit r), Anwalt, Parteivertreter (Gegensatz Barrister, s.d.); S. general (spr. dschénneräll), der zweite der engl. Kronanwälte (s. Attorney) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • solicitor — early 15c., one who urges, from M.Fr. soliciteur, from soliciter (see SOLICIT (Cf. solicit)). Meaning one who conducts matters on behalf of another is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • solicitor — *lawyer, attorney, counselor, barrister, counsel, advocate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • solicitor — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a lawyer qualified to deal with conveyancing, draw up wills, advise clients and instruct barristers, and represent clients in lower courts. Compare with BARRISTER(Cf. ↑barrister). 2) N. Amer. the chief law officer of a city, town …   English terms dictionary

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