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ATTORNEY
An alternate word for lawyer, barrister or solicitor, used mostly in the United States. A person that has been trained in the law and that has been certified to give legal advice or represent others in litigation.
ALSO SEE: ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE, SETTLEMENT DEMAND, CONTINGENCY FEE, MALPRACTICE, MEDIATION, RETAINER, LAWYER

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