A lawyer, according to Black\'s Law Dictionary, is \"a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law
attorney,a short form of Attorney at law, is official name for a lawyer in certain countries, including, Argentina, Japan, Sri Lanka and the United States.
The term was also used in England and Wales for lawyers who practised in the common law courts. In 1873, however, attorneys were redesignated solicitors (which had always been the title for those lawyers who practised in the courts of equity). Attorneys did not generally actually appear as advocates in the higher courts, a role reserved (as it still generally is) for barristers.
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