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what is a "Solicitor" ..and why this term for what is called a "Lawyer" in Britain?

why called a Solicitor..as this is referred to as as "Advertising" in the USA..what is difference and for how long named this? why not use "Law" and "Lawyer"..like the USA? since when and why?

Asked By: ☺ - 4/14/2011
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In England, attorneys are divided into two separate lawyer professions... More
Answered By: frockney - 4/14/2011
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Solicitors are lawyers who traditionally deal with any legal matter including conducting proceedings in courts. In the United Kingdom, a few Australian states and the Republic of Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers (or, in Scotland, advocates), and a lawyer will usually only hold... More
Answered By: Me - 4/14/2011
 
Good question; I could never understand the choice of words from the British. I once heard of a student who was asking for a rubber in a British school, people started laughing. Rubber in the United Kingdom meant condom. But in the states rubber meant an eraser
Answered By: layhoma2004 - 4/14/2011
 
I dont know, we just say it.
Answered By: Rox Anh - 4/14/2011
 
I live in Britain and never came across that word xD And that commet about rubbers as well is a load of BS unless you say rubber jonny xD
Answered By: Daniel Metters - 4/14/2011
 
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