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Definition of "lawyering" [lawyering]

  • The profession or work of practicing law: "Thousands of individual practitioners and small firms do most of the lawyering in this country” ( Newsweek). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lawyering" in a sentence
  • "We can try to minimize it and look for ways to make life easier (e.g., technology) but at the end of the day, I've come to the conclusion that lawyering is and will always be a relatively high stress/time intensive exercise."
  • "To put a fine point on it, the closest that Lindsay Graham has come to the sound of gunfire was lawyering from a desk at McIntire Air National Guard Station – South Carolina in 1991."
  • "Can we keep in mind that the bar exams, while sold as a remedy and preventitive for poor lawyering, is largely a guild?"