Definition of legal profession in English:

legal profession

noun

the legal profession
  • 1The profession of practising law.

    ‘she has worked in the legal profession for twenty-five years’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One of the driving forces behind the scholarship scheme, she said they were "breathing new life" into the legal profession.’
    1. 1.1treated as singular or plural The body of people who practise law.
      ‘why are the legal profession so highly paid?’
      • ‘These plans amount to "disproportionate" interference with the traditional role of parents, the legal profession has warned ministers.’
      • ‘We all end up suing each other, and the legal profession are the only ones to benefit.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’