Bush lawyer

person with a good knowledge of the law, but without legal qualifications; person who uses casuistry when arguing, especially by inventive interpretation of rules, terms, etc.

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • Bush lawyer — may refer to the following:*Bush lawyer, the common name of a number of climbing plants of the Rubus species that are found in New Zealand. *in New Zealand and Australia, those who are not qualified in law yet attempt to expound on legal matters …   Wikipedia

  • bush-lawyer — bushˈ lawyer noun (Aust) 1. Any of several prickly climbing plants, esp of the genus Calamus 2. Someone who pretends a knowledge of law • • • Main Entry: ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • bush lawyer — noun stout stemmed trailing shrub of New Zealand that scrambles over other growth • Syn: ↑lawyerbush, ↑lawyer bush, ↑Rubus cissoides, ↑Rubus australis • Hypernyms: ↑bramble bush * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • bush lawyer — I. /bʊʃ ˈlɔjə/ (say boosh lawyuh) noun any of several Australian and New Zealand prickly trailing plants, of the genus Rubus. Also, bush lawyer. II. /bʊʃ ˈlɔjə/ (say boosh lawyuh) noun Colloquial a person who pretends to a knowledge of the law,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bush lawyer — Australian Slang person with a good knowledge of the law, but without legal qualifications; person who uses casuistry when arguing, especially by inventive interpretation of rules, terms, etc …   English dialects glossary

  • bush lawyer — noun Austral./NZ informal a person claiming legal or other knowledge without the qualifications to do so …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bush lawyer (plant) — Bush lawyer is the common name of a number of climbing plants of the Rubus species that are found in New Zealand, many of them rampant forest vines. The Māori language name of the plant is tātarāmoa .ee also*Bush lawyer …   Wikipedia

  • Bush mechanic — is an Australian slang expression which refers to somebody who out of necessity and with immediate available materials, is able to solve practical problems using sometimes untraditional and inventive techniques. Generally an inventive technique… …   Wikipedia

  • lawyer bush — noun stout stemmed trailing shrub of New Zealand that scrambles over other growth • Syn: ↑lawyerbush, ↑bush lawyer, ↑Rubus cissoides, ↑Rubus australis • Hypernyms: ↑bramble bush * * * noun o …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bush — 1. n. 1 a shrub or clump of shrubs with stems of moderate length. 2 a thing resembling this, esp. a clump of hair or fur. 3 (esp. in Australia and Africa) a wild uncultivated district; woodland or forest. 4 hist. a bunch of ivy as a vintner s… …   Useful english dictionary


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