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[par-uh-lee-guh l] /ˌpær əˈli gəl/

an attorney’s assistant, not admitted to the practice of law but trained to perform certain tasks.
of or relating to a paralegal or paralegals:
a paralegal career.
a person trained to undertake legal work but not qualified as a professional solicitor or barrister
of or designating such a person

1972, from para- (1) + legal assistant.


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