An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.
A person who is qualified in law and trained to handle legal matters generally. Some solicitors specialise in court appearances but because solicitors also handle other matters they do not usually appear in superior courts (e.g. Supreme Court, Federal Court and High Court).
A member of a legal profession qualified to advise clients on personal and business matters.