English word lawyer comes from Middle English (1100-1500) lawer (Lawyer.).

Lawyer etymology history

Lawyer detailed word origin explanation

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lawer Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Lawyer.
lawyer English (eng) A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.. By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law. (informal, intransitive) To practice law.. (informal, transitive) To barrage (a person) with questions in order to get them to admit something.. (intransitive) To make legalistic [...]