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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lawyer  \Law"yer\,  n.  [From  {Law},  like  bowyer,  fr  bow.] 
  1.  One  versed  in  the  laws,  or  a  practitioner  of  law;  one 
  whose  profession  is  to  conduct  lawsuits  for  clients,  or  to 
  advise  as  to  prosecution  or  defence  of  lawsuits,  or  as  to 
  legal  rights  and  obligations  in  other  matters.  It  is  a 
  general  term,  comprehending  attorneys,  counselors, 
  solicitors,  barristers,  sergeants,  and  advocates. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  black-necked  stilt.  See  {Stilt}. 
  b  The  bowfin  ({Amia  calva}). 
  c  The  burbot  ({Lota  maculosa}). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stilt  \Stilt\,  n.  [OE.  stilte;  akin  to  Dan.  stylte,  Sw  stylta 
  LG  &  D.  stelt,  OHG.  stelza,  G.  stelze,  and  perh.  to  E. 
  1.  A  pole,  or  piece  of  wood,  constructed  with  a  step  or  loop 
  to  raise  the  foot  above  the  ground  in  walking.  It  is 
  sometimes  lashed  to  the  leg,  and  sometimes  prolonged 
  upward  so  as  to  be  steadied  by  the  hand  or  arm. 
  Ambition  is  but  avarice  on  stilts,  and  masked. 
  2.  A  crutch;  also  the  handle  of  a  plow.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  species  of  limicoline  birds  belonging  to 
  {Himantopus}  and  allied  genera,  in  which  the  legs  are 
  remarkably  long  and  slender.  Called  also  {longshanks}, 
  {stiltbird},  {stilt  plover},  and  {lawyer}. 
  Note:  The  American  species  ({Himantopus  Mexicanus})  is  well 
  known  The  European  and  Asiatic  stilt  ({H.  candidus}) 
  is  usually  white,  except  the  wings  and  interscapulars, 
  which  are  greenish  black.  The  white-headed  stilt  ({H. 
  leucocephalus})  and  the  banded  stilt  ({Cladorhynchus 
  pectoralis})  are  found  in  Australia. 
  {Stilt  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  stilt. 
  {Stilt  sandpiper}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  sandpiper 
  ({Micropalama  himantopus})  having  long  legs.  The  bill  is 
  somewhat  expanded  at  the  tip. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  professional  person  authorized  to  practice  law;  conducts 
  lawsuits  or  gives  legal  advice  [syn:  {attorney}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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}.) 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  LAWYER,  n.  One  skilled  in  circumvention  of  the  law. 

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