attorney

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (profession)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el abogado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la abogada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We were appointed an attorney who specializes in copyright infringement.Nos designaron un abogado especializado en violación de derechos de autor.
2. (legal)
a. el representante legal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la representante legal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I authorize my attorney to sign checks on my behalf.Autorizo a mi representante legal a firmar cheques en mi nombre.
b. el apoderado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la apoderada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My attorney will sign and send you the document only after I have read it.Mi apoderado firmará y enviará el documento una vez que yo lo haya leído.
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attorney
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el abogado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la abogado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Attorney General≃ fiscal mf general del Estado
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attorney [əˈtɜːnɪ]
noun
1 (US)(also attorney-at-law) abogadoaabogada (m) (f);a abogada
2 (representative) apoderadoaapoderada (m) (f);a apoderada
power of attorney procuración (f); poderes (m)
modifier
Attorney General Attorney Generals Attorneys General (n) (US) ministroaministra (m) (f) de justicia;a ministra procuradoraprocuradora (m) (f) general;a procuradora (LAm) (Britain) fiscal (m) general del Estado
En Estados Unidos un attorney puede defender a sus clientes tanto en las cortes federales como en las estatales. En ocasiones solo cobran sus honorarios si ganan el caso (no win, no fee), lo cual les permite representar a clientes con pocos recursos sin cobrarles, si se trata de casos de gran repercusión social, con la esperanza de obtener beneficios considerables si lo ganan. Ésta es la razón por la que las compensaciones que se piden por daños y perjuicios suelen ser tan altas y llegan tantos casos a los tribunales. También existe la figura del abogado de oficio, que recibe el nombre de public defender.
note See culture box in entry lawyer.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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