Definition of Solicitor

1. Noun. A petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes.

Exact synonyms: Canvasser
Specialized synonyms: Fundraiser
Generic synonyms: Petitioner, Requester, Suppliant, Supplicant
Derivative terms: Canvas, Solicit

2. Noun. A British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Law Agent
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer
Derivative terms: Solicitorship

Definition of Solicitor

1. n. One who solicits.

Definition of Solicitor

1. Noun. In many common law jurisdictions, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction. ¹

2. Noun. In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as above, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister. ¹

3. Noun. In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city, town or other jurisdiction. ¹

4. Noun. (context: North America) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door. ¹

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Definition of Solicitor

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Literary usage of Solicitor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Toe M. Lang, solicitor general, for the use of I >ade county, has still unpaid as insolvent costs, for the term 1917 to 1920, inclusive, the sum of $122.43; ..."

2. Principles of Contract: Being a Treatise on the General Principles by Frederick Pollock, Franklin Strawn Dickson (1888)
"It is apprehended that, inasmuch as counsel's services are given not to the solicitor but to the client, there would be no consideration to support such a ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"So, a solicitor will be held to have relinquished his lien on papers in his hands belonging to a bankrupt under whose commission he has proved his debt: Ex ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1818)
"UNDER this Petition, stating, that the Petitioners had employed their solicitor to obtain an Act of Parliament for Paving the Borough of Chipping Wycombe, ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"The Attorney General, the solicitor General, and Assistant Attorney General San- ford for ... The Attorney General and the solicitor General for petitioner. ..."

6. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"Bacon's letter to Lord Salisbury, asking office of solicitor General. you and I shall ever serve as Attorney and solicitor together; but either to serve ..."

7. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from by John Campbell Campbell (1848)
"... made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and that Thurlow, solicitor General, was to become Attorney,—so that the solicitor Generalship would be vacant. ..."

8. A Treatise on the Law and Practice Relating to Vendors and Purchasers of by Joseph Henry Dart, William Barber, Sheldon, William Robert, 1857- (1888)
"And in a recent case (i) it was held that the mere fact that there is a conflict between the interest of the solicitor and his duty to make disclosure is ..."

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