Adjective "lawyerly" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'His lawyerly grasp of a brief on every subject gives him the edge over questioners every time.'
  2. 'The letters he sent to his captors, often in shaky, hard-to-read handwriting, reveal the lawyerly and uncompromising precision of his approach.'
  3. 'Putting witnesses under oath induces them to weigh every word with lawyerly care rather than freely volunteer information.'


1. a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.

2. New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:

3. verb (used without object)

3. to work as a lawyer; practice law. verb (used with object)

4. to submit (a case, document, or the like) to a lawyer for examination, advice, clarification, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"defences can be lawyerly."