One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe legal profession
1The profession of practising law.‘she has worked in the legal profession for twenty-five years’
- ‘One of the driving forces behind the scholarship scheme, she said they were "breathing new life" into the legal profession.’
- ‘He has retired from his practice after spending nearly three decades in the legal profession.’
- ‘He invited members of the legal profession to contribute to reform.’
- ‘Opponents in the legal profession no longer underestimate her.’
- ‘Although some within the legal profession believe that a new grading system should be developed, this was a minority view.’
- 1.1treated as singular or plural The body of people who practise law.‘why are the legal profession so highly paid?’
- ‘The whole thing is a nice little earner for the legal profession.’
- ‘Plans to allow financial institutions to provide conveyancing services were abandoned in 1994 following intensive lobbying by the legal profession.’
- ‘These plans amount to "disproportionate" interference with the traditional role of parents, the legal profession has warned ministers.’
- ‘The legal profession may believe the new regulations will lead to better employment practices, but the red tape can be a burden on small firms.’
- ‘We all end up suing each other, and the legal profession are the only ones to benefit.’
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