1. Someone who, having been licensed to practice law, is qualified to advise people about legal matters, prepare contracts and other legal instruments, and represent people in court. — lawyerly, lawyerlike, adj. lawyerdom, n.
1. Strictly, one who is designated to transact business for another; a legal agent. — aka attorney-in-fact; private attorney.
2. Someone who practices law; LAWYER. — Abbr. att’y. — aka (in sense 2) attorney-at-law; public attorney. Pl. attorneys. 
1. Same as attorney in fact. Hall v Sawyer (NY) 47 Barb 116, 119.
attorney in fact:
1. An agent or representative authorized by a power of attorney to act for his principal in certain matters. 3 Am J2d Agency § 23.
An agent, sometimes referred to as a private attorney who is authorized by his principal, either for some particular purpose, or to do a particular act, not of a legal character.
Such an agent is often designated by the word “attorney” after his name. Hall v Sawyer, 47 Barb (NY) 116, 119. 
1. An attorney; an attorney representing a party in a legal action; legal counsel.
See assigned counsel; of counsel; right to counsel.
1. An attorney. 
Also see Private Attorney General
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Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
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