1A lawyer or solicitor.
- ‘The High Court of Judicature shall have the power to approve, admit and enroll advocates, vakils and attorneys-at-law.’
- ‘The root of the whole evil is useless expenditure in legislation, that delights the thieves, rogues, and vakeels.’
- ‘The judge must have laughed, and the vakils no doubt enjoyed the spectacle.’
- ‘The guilty was sentenced to transportation for life, despite the best efforts of his vakils.’
- ‘It was highly important that justice should be administered in a language familiar to the litigant parties, to their vakeels and to the people at large.’
2An agent or representative.
- ‘Vakils in the Mughal period were actually mediators.’
- ‘The Princes were each mounted on an elephant richly caparisoned, and seated in a silver howder, and were attended by their father's vakeels, and the persons already mentioned, also on elephants.’
- ‘All European Companies used to engage Armenian vakils to represent them and their cause.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the visiting vakils from Iran seems to have taught them certain practices.’
- ‘There the vakils, Government officials, teachers and students received him at the landing and took him to the Vidyalaya.’
From Persian and Urdu wakīl, Turkish vakīl, from Arabic wakīl.
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