(redirected from attorney)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to attorney: lawyer


Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1923 they were joined by Romania, where Ella Negrutzi became the first female attorney thirty-two years after Bilcesco's abortive attempt to register.
Book an initial consultation: Initial consultations are typically free of charge and can give you a first impression of the attorney before you have to spend any money.
District 11 District Attorney Kevin Buchanan, 2017-2018 ODAA president, will serve on the board of directors as a past president along with District Attorneys Mike Boring, Mike Fields, Emily Redman and Greg Mashburn.
A senior attorney for the GAL makes a $45,304 minimum salary.
Austin, TX, October 26, 2013 --( Attracting new clients can be a challenge for today's attorneys and law firms, especially solo practitioners and smaller offices.
The court analogized Kovel to an interpreter who is necessary for the attorney to communicate with a client who'speaks a language the attorney does not understand.
Attorneys providing LAP will allow struggling consumers access to legal assistance at a reduced cost.
The site's attorney services include a robust professional profile similar to those found in LinkedIn, with options for connecting to others in the legal profession.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
See also, Health Care Power Of Attorney, page 441, and Living Will, page 464.
Matt and his attorney prepared an education power of attorney, which, like a financial or healthcare power of attorney, gave limited powers to a designated "agent." By designating Nancy as his agent, Matt gave his mother the authority to continue to take actions necessary or useful to his education.