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attorney 1 (a different word from the next, this being from O Fr. ‘atorné’, that from ‘atornée’)
1. agent, deputy Err. V. i. 100 “I . . . will have no attorney but myself.”
2. advocate, pleader All'sW. II. ii. 24, R3 IV. iv. 414 “Be the attorney of my love to her,” Ven. 335.
3. “attorney-general,” deputy under a general commission and representing his principal in all legal matters R2 II. i. 204.
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    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.1
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