What is the difference between representative and attorney?

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As nouns the difference between representative and attorney

is that representative is one who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation while attorney is (us) a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.

As a adjective representative

is typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.

representative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Typical; having the same properties or interest as a larger group.
  • Are you sure this paper is representative of your child's writing?
    If you took all the fools out of the legislature, it wouldn't be a representative body anymore. — Texas State Senator Carl Parker.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.
  • I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.
  • A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
  • She served four terms as representative of her local at the national union convention.
  • One that is taken as typical of its class.
  • (US, politics) A member of the .
  • All representatives face re-election every two years.
  • Company agent who visits potential purchasers, salesman.
  • Synonyms

    * rep * See also

    attorney

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
  • An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
  • Usage notes

    * In the "agent" sense, the word is now used to refer to nonlawyers usually only in fixed phrases such as attorney-in-fact or power of attorney.

    Synonyms

    * mouthpiece (slang) * advocate

    Derived terms

    () * attorney general * attorney-in-fact * attorney-at-law * patent attorney * power of attorney (POA) * trade mark attorney