paralegal


paralegal
/par'euh lee"geuhl/, n.
1. an attorney's assistant, not admitted to the practice of law but trained to perform certain legal tasks.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to a paralegal or paralegals: a paralegal career.
[1970-75; PARA-1 + LEGAL]

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