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Definition of "solicitor" []

  • One that solicits, especially one that seeks trade or contributions. (noun)
  • The chief law officer of a city, town, or government department. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An attorney who advises clients on legal matters, represents clients in certain lower courts, and prepares cases for barristers to present in the higher courts. (noun)
  • Canadian A barrister and solicitor. (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 "solicitor" in a sentence
  • "In the USA the term solicitor has nothing to do with the practice of law."
  • "Because on this side of the pond, what we call a solicitor is what you call an attorney."
  • "Lady Margaret Huggins (1848-1915), the daughter of a Dublin solicitor, became a pioneer of astronomical spectroscopy in partnership with her husband, Sir William Huggins (1824-1910) at their home in Tulse Hill"