A person whose business is to be employed in the care
and management of suits depending in courts of chancery.
2. A solicitor, like an attorney, (q. v.) will be required to act with
perfect good faith towards his clients. He must conform to the authority given
him. It is said that to institute a suit he must have a special authority,
although a general authority will be sufficient to defend one. The want of a
written authority, may subject him to the expenses incurred in a suit. 3 Mer.
R. 12; Hov, Fr. ch. 2, p. 28 to 61. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 102; 19 Vin. Ab. 482; 7
Com. ]big. 357; 8 Com. Dig. 985; 2 Chit. Pr. 2. See Attorney at law; Counsellor
at law; Proctor.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition