Solicitor (French, atourner, to attorn, or turn over
to another). One legally qualified to manage matters in law for others,
and to prosecute or defend others, as the case may be. A solicitor
is one who solicits or petitions in Courts of Equity on behalf of his
clients. At one time solicitors belonged to Courts of Equity, and
attorneys to the other courts.
From and after Act 36, 37 Vict. 1xvi. 87, “all persons admitted as
solicitors, attorneys, orproctors. ... empowered to practise in any
court, the jurisdiction of which is hereby transferred to the High
Court of Justice, or the Court of Appeal, shall be called Solicitors of
the Supre...e Court.” (1873.)
Power of Attorney.
Legal authority given to another to collect rents, pay wages,
invest money, or to act in matters stated in the instrument on your
behalf, according to his own judgment. In such cases quod aliquis
facit per aliquem, facit per se.
Warrant of Attorney.
The legal instrument which confers on another the “Power of
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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