[law-yer, loi-er] /ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər/
a person whose profession is to represent clients in a or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3.
verb (used without object)
to work as a lawyer; practice .
verb (used with object)
to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.
a member of the legal profession, esp a solicitor See also advocate, barrister, solicitor
a popular name for burbot
late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from Middle English lawe “law” (see law) + -iere. Spelling with -y- first attested 1610s (see -yer).
clubhouse lawyer, jailhouse lawyer, latrine lawyer, sea lawyer
among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he expounded in the schools and synagogues (Matt. 22:35; Luke 10:25). The functions of the “lawyer” and “scribe” were identical. (See DOCTOR.)
- Lawyer vine
noun 1. (Austral) any of various kinds of entangling and thorny vegetation, such as the rattan palm, esp in tropical areas Also called lawyer cane, lawyer palm
[laks] /læks/ adjective, laxer, laxest. 1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline. 2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake. 3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas. 4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels. 5. (of […]
[lak-sawlt] /ˈlæk sɔlt/ noun 1. Paul, born 1922, U.S. politician: senator 1974–87.
[lak-sey-shuh n] /lækˈseɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a loosening or relaxing. 2. the state of being loosened or relaxed. 3. a bowel movement. /lækˈseɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of making lax or the state of being lax 2. (physiol) defecation