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public defender


Definitions from WordNet

Noun public defender has 1 sense
  1. public defender - a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense
    --1 is a kind of
    lawyer, attorney

Definitions from the Web

Term: public defender


A public defender is an attorney appointed by the court to provide legal representation for individuals who cannot afford to hire a private lawyer.


Sense 1 - Legal Profession:

In the legal profession, a public defender refers to an attorney who specializes in defending criminal defendants, usually representing those who cannot afford a private lawyer.

Example Sentence:

After being accused of a crime, John had to rely on a public defender to ensure he received a fair trial.

Sense 2 - Government Employment:

In the context of government employment, a public defender is a professional lawyer who is employed by the state or local government to provide legal services to individuals who cannot afford private representation.

Example Sentence:

The local municipality hired additional public defenders to tackle the overwhelming caseload in their court system.

Sense 3 - Popular Usage:

In popular usage, a public defender can refer to any lawyer or legal advocate who publicly defends or supports a particular cause or group.

Example Sentence:

Jane became a public defender for animal rights, advocating for the protection and welfare of all creatures.

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