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solicitor

Definitions

  • The Salvationist Solicitor-General
    The Salvationist Solicitor-General
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solicitor a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
    • n solicitor a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Solicitor (Law) An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.
    • Solicitor One who solicits.
    • Solicitor (Law) The law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solicitor A tempter; an instigator.
    • n solicitor One who solicits; one who asks with earnestness.
    • n solicitor An advocate; specifically, one who represents a party in a court of justice, particularly a court of equity. Generally, in the United States, wherever the distinction between courts of law and of equity remains, practitioners in the latter are termed solicitors. In England solicitors are officers of the supreme court, and the medium between barristers and the general public; they prepare causes for the barrister, and have a right of audience as advocates before magistrates at petty sessions, at quarter-sessions where there is no bar, in county courts, and in the bankruptcy courts but they cannot appear as advocates in any of the superior courts, or at assizes, or at any court of commission. Solicitors were at one time officers only of the court of chancery, but the term is now applied to all attorneys. In Scotland solicitors are of two classes—solicitors in the supreme court, who occupy a position similar to that of solicitors in England; and solicitors at law, who are members of a society of law-agents at Edinburgh, incorporated by royal charter and entitled to practise before inferior courts; they are also known by the name of procurators. Law-agents of both kinds in Scotland are now on an equal footing. Slater.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Solicitor one who asks earnestly: one who is legally qualified to act for another in a court of law, esp. a court of equity: a lawyer who prepares deeds, manages cases, instructs counsel in the superior courts, and acts as an advocate in the inferior courts
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. solliciteur, L. sollicitator,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. solliciter—L. sollicitāresollicitussollus, whole, citus, aroused—ciēre, to cite.

Usage

In literature:

So she told him that she was an orphan, and had a brother who was a solicitor in Leicester.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
A second son, Joseph Coltman, became a Solicitor in Hull, but died early in life.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
I at once went to my solicitor, who after a time feared the case could be proved against me.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He was angrily interrupted by the solicitor-general, who flung the lie across the House.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
This gentleman was a solicitor who practised at petty sessions.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
He looked round at his brother in the solicitors' seat behind.
"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward
I drove on in the same cab to Harold's solicitor.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
There will probably never be wanting those who will join in abusing and ridiculing attorneys and solicitors.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
And he had not accumulated property by neglecting his duties as solicitor.
"Andrew Jackson" by William Garrott Brown
THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL MAKES A PROPOSITION.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
On the accession of Earl Grey's ministry in 1830 he became solicitor-general for Scotland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
A Guildford and guileless solicitor "and a Member of the Peace Society," denounces all war as un-Christian.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
After filling the office of solicitor-general in two administrations, raised to the bench, 1848.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
The next step is the appointment of trustees, directors, solicitor and secretary.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Stephen was a solicitor by trade; but, in fact and perforce, an idler.
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
He asked her about the Wychcotes' solicitor.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The best thing you can do is to consult your solicitors and see if you can raise a loan.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
The counsel for the Crown were Mr. Attorney-General Robinson and Mr. Solicitor-General Boulton.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
Well, one of his sons is a solicitor, and the other a stockbroker.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
His Excellency, and indeed yourself, Mr. Balfour, seem to fall into the delusion that a Solicitor-General is a detective officer.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

It was a misdirected wire.
Her husband was at Shaitanpore.
She spread her anger, hot as fire,
Through six thin foreign sheets or more.
Sent off that letter, wrote another
To her solicitor — and mother.
"The Mare's Nest" by Rudyard Kipling
Three juniors sat up in Crown Office Row,
In Crown Office Row e'er the courts had sat,
They saw the solicitors passing below,
And the briefs that were rolled up so tidy and fat,
For serjeants get work, etc.
"Air--"Three Fishers Went Sailing."" by Horace Smith

In news:

Sessions Questions Kagan's Commitment to Defending DADT as Solicitor General.
Solicitor Michael Greek on Tuesday said he has given council members copies of neighboring Tamaqua's burning ordinance.
Change-Up at the US Solicitor General's Office.
SOURCE Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors.
Lawyers with the US Solicitor General's Office are asking the appeals court judges to overturn the Florida judge.
City Solicitor Christine O'Connor declined to say how the city learned of the Ramos case, but did confirm she made the decision to deploy video surveillance.
Now that President Obama has nominated former Harvard law School Dean and US Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court, the battle to define her is on.
Senate Republican Candidate, Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz speaks at the "Patriots for Romney-Ryan Reception" on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
Manistique Public Safety officials are warning the public of unauthorized solicitors in the Manistique area.
Recently, the College Station Police Department has received numerous calls regarding door-to-door solicitors.
In his opening statements, Deputy City Solicitor Armando Brigandi said Tepper was not acting as a police officer because he was off duty, drunk, used his own gun, never called for backup and didn't try to arrest anyone.
Eleven Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers is facing.
Solicitor says wording of dog abuse law could be improved .
All summer in downtown Chicago and on city streets across the country, it has been difficult to avoid a new strain of aggressive charity solicitors.
Stuart Hall ' innocent of abuse charges' says solicitor.
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