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solicitor (n.)

early 15c., solicitour, "one who urges," from Old French soliciteor. soliciteur, from soliciter (see solicit). Meaning "one who conducts matters on behalf of another" is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is attested from 1570s. Both the fem. forms, solicitress (1630s) and solicitrix (1610s), have been in the sexual sense, but the latter seems more common in non-pejorative use.

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Definitions of solicitor from WordNet

solicitor (n.)
a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes;
Synonyms: canvasser
solicitor (n.)
a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents;
From wordnet.princeton.edu