attorney etymology

English word attorney comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) torner, Old French (842-ca. 1400) a-, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) aturner ((Anglo-Norman).)

Detailed word origin of attorney

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
torner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
a- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
aturner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Anglo-Norman).
atourné Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
attorney English (eng) (Philippines) A title given to lawyers and notaries public, or those holders by profession who also do other jobs. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Atty.. (UK 19th century and earlier) One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).. (UK, 20th century and later, rare, usually pejorative) A solicitor.. (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in [...]

Words with the same origin as attorney

Descendants of torner
detour return tor tore tour tourism tower turn turned turning turnout
Descendants of a-
accompany accomplish accomplished accomplishment address advise advisor affair agree agreement amuse amusement arraignment assure attire avenge await disagree disagreement tyre