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[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.
/ˈlɔːjə; ˈlɔɪə/
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).

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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.)


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