Lawyer vs Ianal - What's the difference?
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* (l) (obsolete)
A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.
*:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers ; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.
* corporate lawyer
* jailhouse lawyer
(informal) To practice law.
To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.
To make legalistic arguments.
With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.
(colloquial, criminal law) With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.
To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."
A warning or caveat used when discussing matters of law.