Definition

Attorney

Attorney is a professional individual who is authorized to practice law and can be legally appointed by either a plaintiff or a defendant to provide legal advice or act as a legal agent on their behalf during legal proceedings.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Attorney
- A substitute; a proxy; an agent.
- One who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact.
- A legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law.
2. Attorney
- To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.
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