Attorney etymology


English word attorney comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) torner, Old French (842-ca. 1400) a-, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) aturner ((Anglo-Norman).)

Etymology of attorney

Detailed word origin of attorney

Dictionary entry Language Definition
torner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
a- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
aturner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Anglo-Norman).
atourné Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
attorney English (en) (Philippines) A title given to lawyers and notaries public, or those holders by profession who also do other jobs. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Atty.. (UK 19th century and earlier) One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).. (UK, 20th century and later, rare, usually pejorative) A solicitor.. (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in [...]

Words with the same origin as attorney

Descendants of torner

detour tour turn

Descendants of a-

address advise affair amuse amusement tyre