Maître (spelled Maitre according to post-1990 spelling rules) is a commonly used honorific for lawyers, judicial officers and notaries in France, Belgium, Switzerland and French-speaking parts of Canada.
The French translation for “lawyer (masculine)” is avocat.
An advocate, a lawyer.
lawyerWord forms: avocat, avocate. masculine noun/feminine noun. Law) lawyer ⧫ ≈ barrister (Brit) Il est avocat. He's a lawyer.
Attorney vs Lawyer: Comparing Definitions Lawyers are people who have gone to law school and often may have taken and passed the bar exam. Attorney has French origins, and stems from a word meaning to act on the behalf of others. The term attorney is an abbreviated form of the formal title 'attorney at law'.
Legal Definition of attorney : a person authorized to act on another's behalf especially : lawyer — see also attorney-in-fact. History and Etymology for attorney. Anglo-French atorné legal representative, from past participle of atorner to designate, appoint, from Old French, to prepare, arrange — see attorn.
Law students sit the Bar exam at the end of a Master's degree. To register for the Bar exam, the candidate must hold at least a Master's degree in law (a four-year degree in law or equivalent qualification) and enrol in an Institute of Judicial Studies (Institut d'études judiciaires) (IEJ) attached to universities.
Anyone who likes police or legal fiction will probably have noticed that the U.K. uses the term solicitor where the U.S. uses the term attorney.
An advocate (AD-və-kit) is someone who supports a cause, like an advocate for outdoor recess. Advocate (AD-və-kate) is also a verb meaning to speak in favor of, so you can advocate for that outdoor recess by urging your school to play outside!
nursenoun. nurse [noun] a person who looks after sick or injured people in hospital.
feminineUsage notes. The feminine infirmière is more common than the masculine.
Definition of barrister : a counsel admitted to plead at the bar and undertake the public trial of causes in an English superior court — compare solicitor.