Attorney -- An attorney (that is, a private attorney or attorney
in fact) is a person empowered by another to act in his
stead, especially a person who is legally appointed and formally
authorized to transact business for another.
The distinction between a private attorney or attorney in
fact and a public attorney or attorney at law is that the latter
is qualified to prosecute and defend actions in a court of law,
whereas the former is restricted to business out of court.
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