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Law: Professionals


abrogator one who abrogates, abolishes authoritatively or formally.
accuser accusant one who accuses.
aedile edile in classical times, a magistrate in charge of games, markets or buildings.
alguacil alguazil an inferior officer of justice in Spain.
amicus a legal expert witness > AMICI.
apposer an examiner; one whose business is to put questions.
arbiter a person with power to decide a dispute, a judge.
archon the chief magistrate in ancient Athens; a presiding officer.
archonship the office of an ARCHON.
archontate an ARCHON's term of office.
archontic relating to an ARCHON, the chief magistrate in ancient Athens.
attorney a person formally appointed to act for another in legal or business matters; (verb, Shakesp.) to perform by proxy.
attorneydom the office of ATTORNEY.
attorneyism the state of being an ATTORNEY.
avoyer a chief magistrate of a free imperial city or canton of Switzerland.
avvogadore an official criminal prosecutor in Venice.
bailli a magistrate > BAILLIS.
barrister a person who is qualified to plead at the bar in a lawcourt.
bencher a senior member of an inn of court; a person who sits on a bench in some official capacity.
benchership the office of BENCHER.
birlieman a BYRLAW-MAN, an arbiter, oddsman or umpire in matters of local law.
brehon (Irish) a judge or magistrate in ancient Ireland. [Irish breitheamh].
briefless having no brief; without clients; as, a briefless barrister.
cadi kadi qadi a civil judge in a Muslim country. [Arabic qadi, a judge].
canonist a professor of canon law; one skilled in the knowledge and practice of ecclesiastical law.
canonistic of or pertaining to a CANONIST.
centumvir in Rome, one of a court of about one hundred judges chosen to try civil suits > CENTUMVIRI.
chirographer an official of the Court of Common Pleas.
circuiteer a judge who goes on a circuit.
cocounsel a joint counsel; (verb) to counsel jointly > COCOUNSELS, COCOUNSELING or COCOUNSELLING, COCOUNSELED or COCOUNSELLED.
codefendant a joint defendant.
comaker one who assumes responsibility for a loan on another's defaulting.
comitia a public assembly of the Roman people for electing officers or passing laws > COMITIAS.
coroner an officer who investigates questionable deaths.
coronership the office of CORONER.
corregidor the chief magistrate of a Spanish town.
crowner a coroner.
cursitor a clerk or officer in the Court of Chancery, who made out writs de cursu.
cursitory relating to a CURSITOR, a clerk or officer in the Court of Chancery, who made out writs de cursu.
daysman an umpire or arbiter; a mediator.
decemvir one of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome > DECEMVIRS or DECEMVIRI.
decemviral pertaining to the DECEMVIRS in Rome.
decemvirate the office of DECEMVIR.
deemster a judge on the Isle of Man.
dempster doomster formerly in Scotland, an officer who repeated the sentence after the judge > DEMPSTERS.
dicast dikast (Greek) one of the 6000 Athenians chosen annually to act as judges.
dicastic relating to the old Athenian DICAST system of choosing jurors.
doomsman a judge; an umpire.
doomster see DEMPSTER.
drostdy the house and office of a LANDDROST > DROSTDYS or DROSTDIES.
ealdorman a chief magistrate in Anglo-Saxon England > EALDORMEN.
edile see AEDILE.
ephor a magistrate; one of a body of five magistrates chosen by the people of ancient Sparta > EPHORS or EPHORI. [Gk. ephoros, overseer].
ephoral pertaining to an EPHOR, one of a body of five magistrates chosen by the people of ancient Sparta.
ephoralty the office of an EPHOR, or the body of ephors.
ephorate the office of EPHOR, one of a body of five magistrates chosen by the people of ancient Sparta.
escribano a notary > ESCRIBANOS.
filacer filazer formerly, an officer who filed writs.
gownman gownsman one whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer.
greffier in the Channel Isles, a registrar, a notary.
heliast an Athenian judge.
indagator a searcher; an explorer; an investigator.
judge a person appointed to hear and settle causes, and to try accused persons; (verb) to decide on critically.
judger one who judges.
judgeship the office of a judge.
judicator a person who judges.
judiciary a body of judges or people having judicial power > JUDICIARILY.
jurisconsult someone who is consulted on the law; a lawyer who gives opinions on cases put to him or her.
jurist one who is knowledgeable about the law.
juristic juristical of or pertaining to a jurist, to the legal profession, or to jurisprudence.
jurisprudent a person who is knowledgeable in JURISPRUDENCE.
justicer a judge, magistrate.
justiceship the office or dignity of a justice.
justiciar justiciary an old name for the judges of the higher English courts.
kadi see CADI.
landamman landammann a chief magistrate in some of the Swiss cantons.
landdros landdrost in South Africa, a district magistrate or sheriff.
lawgiver one who institutes a legal system.
lawmaker a legislator.
lawmonger a trivially contentious lawyer.
lawyer a member of the legal profession > LAWYERLY; (verb) to work as a member of the legal profession.
lawyerlike like a lawyer.
lawyerly like, or becoming, a LAWYER; as, lawyerlike sagacity.
legalist someone inclined to legalism.
legalizer one who legalizes.
legislator one that makes laws, especially for a political unit.
legist a person knowledgeable about the law.
lictor an ancient Roman magistrate's attendant.
lictorian relating to a LICTOR.
macer a mace bearer; an officer of a court.
magistracy the office or dignity of a magistrate.
magistrate an official entrusted with administration of the laws.
magnifico the chief magistrate at Venice > MAGNIFICOS or MAGNIFICOES.
mooktar mukhtar an Indian lawyer; a Turkish local government official.
mooter a disputer of a mooted case.
mootman one who argued moot cases in the inns of court.
mukhtar see MOOKTAR.
nomarch the chief magistrate of a NOME or NOMARCHY.
nomographer a writer of laws.
nomologist a student of NOMOLOGY, the science of law.
nomothete a lawgiver.
nonlawyer one who is not a lawyer.
notarial of or pertaining to a NOTARY > NOTARIALLY.
notary an official authorized to certify deeds, contracts, copies of documents, affidavits, etc.
oddsman an arbiter in matters of local law.paralegal a person who assists a professional lawyer.
peat a lawyer allegedly under the patronage of a particular judge.
peatship the state of being a PEAT.
penologist one versed in, or a student of, PENOLOGY.
pettifog to act like a PETTIFOGGER.
pettifogger a petty, quibbling, unscrupulous lawyer.
pleader one who pleads; an advocate.
podesta (Ital.) one of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages.
praetor pretor a magistrate of ancient Rome.
praetorial relating to a PRAETOR.
praetorian pretorian a former PRAETOR or man of equivalent rank.
prefect a Roman magistrate or administrator.
prefectship the office of PREFECT.
prefecture the office, position, or jurisdiction of a PREFECT; also, his official residence.
pretor see PRAETOR.
pretorian see PRAETORIAN.
pretorship the office of PRETOR, a magistrate of ancient Rome.
procurator an agent in a law court.
propraetor propretor a magistrate who, having been PRETOR at home, was appointed to the government of a province.
prosecutor a person who institutes an official prosecution before a court.
prosecutrix a female PROSECUTOR > PROSECUTRICES or PROSECUTRIXES.
prothonotary protonotary a principle law clerk in certain courts of law.
puisne puny; surviving as a term applied to certain junior judges; (noun) a puisne judge.
qadi see CADI.
quaestor questor an ancient Roman magistrate.
questorial relating to a QUESTOR.
questorship the office of QUESTOR.
rabbi a Jewish expounder or doctor of the law > RABBIS or RABBIES.
rabbin a RABBI.
rabbinate the office of a RABBI.
rabbinic rabbinical of or pertaining to the RABBINS.
reeve a chief magistrate of a district.
sentencer one who sentences.
serjeant a barrister of highest rank.
shyster an unscupulous or disreputable lawyer.
solicitor a person who is legally qualified to act for another in a court of law.
solon a wise and skillful lawgiver > SOLONS. [From Solon, a celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 BC].
syndic a magistrate; a member of committee.
syndicship the office of SYNDIC, a magistrate; a member of committee.
templar a student of lawyer, living or with chambers, in the Temple, London.
vakeel vakil a native lawyer in India.



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