1. One whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.
2. Middle English lauier
4. These nouns denote persons who practice law.
5. Lawyer is the general and most comprehensive term for one authorized to give legal advice to clients and to plead cases in a court of law:
called her lawyer after the automobile accident.
6. Attorney is often used interchangeably with lawyer, but in a narrower senseit denotes a legal agent for a client in the transaction of business:
Attorney 通常可与lawyer 互换， 但从更狭的意义上说，它指在商业事务中代表委托人的法律代理：
Corporate attorneys negotiated the new contract.
7. Counselor and counsel are terms for persons who give legal advice and serve as trial lawyers;
Counselor 和counsel 两词指的是提供法律咨询并担任出庭律师的人。
8. counsel also applies to a team of lawyers employed in conducting a case:
Ms. Barnes is counselor for the defense.
A table has been reserved for the defense counsel during the trial.
9. Barrister refers principally to a British trial lawyer:
The defense is represented by a barrister from Leeds. In England a solicitor is a lawyer whose practice is devoted largely to serving as a legal agent, representing clients in lower courts, and preparing cases for barristers to try in superior courts; in the United States the term denotes the chief law officer of a city, town, or governmental department:
被告由一位来自利兹的律师代理。 在英格兰，Solicitor 是指其业务主要为充当法律代理的律师， 在低级法院中代表委托人，在高级法院审理中作为出庭律师准备案卷。在美国，这个词指代城市、城镇或政府部门中的总法务官：
Solicitors for the squire handled the sale of his extensive lands.
The case will be presented by the Solicitor General.