The Esoteric Meaning of Attorney & Power of Attorney: Why It Is Not Wise to Hire an Attorney to Represent You
The word attorney is an important word to innerstand deeply because knowing what this word means on an esoteric level can empower you to avoid making the mistake of allowing an agent of the Crown to present you to the court as a legal fiction, also known as a “person” in legalese. In law, a legal fiction is nothing more than an imaginary and fictional character with no natural rights. To innerstand the word attorney on a deep level, you need to use the art of word magic to decipher it and study its esoteric and hidden meanings.
Most people know that the word attorney is used to describe someone who practices the law of the legal system. According to Dictionary.com, the word attorney means “a lawyer; attorney-at-law” or “an attorney-in-fact; agent.” To find the esoteric meaning of the word attorney, you need to use a law dictionary to study the legal definitions of attorney and use the art of anagram to dissect the word attorney.
The Esoteric Meaning of Attorney
Black’s Law Dictionary (6th edition) defines the word attorney using these exact words:
In the most general sense this term denotes an agent or substitute, or one who is appointed and authorized to act in the place or stead of another. An agent, or one acting on behalf of another. […] In its most common usage, however, unless a contrary meaning is clearly intended, this term means “attorney at law”, “lawyer” or “counselor at law”.
A term in the definition above that you need to investigate further is “attorney at law”. The word at is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary (6th edition) using these exact words: “A term of considerable elasticity of meaning, and somewhat indefinite. A function word to describe or indicate presence or occurrence in, on, or near; or to indicate the means, cause, or manner; or to indicate that with which one is occupied or employed.”
When you study the legal system deeply enough, you will eventually come across the term “color of law”. Today, attorneys do not practice genuine law but instead practice the “appearance of law”, also known as the “color of law”. This type of law is based on trickery. The purpose of the color of law is to trick you to think that you are under the jurisdiction of genuine law. Because of this, the attorneys of today are “attorneys at law” instead of “attorneys in law”. To be at something is to be near it and not actually inside it.
Before we dissect the word attorney further, let us explore its origin. Below is an excerpt from EtymOnline.com about the origin of the word attorney:
early 14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), “one appointed by another to act in his place,” from Old French atorné “(one) appointed,” past participle of aturner “to decree, assign, appoint,” from atorner “to assign,” literally “to turn to” (see attorn). The sense is of “one appointed to represent another’s interests.”
In English law, a private attorney (attorney in fact) was one appointed to act for another in business or legal affairs (usually for pay); an attorney at law or public attorney was a qualified legal agent in the courts of Common Law who prepared the cases for a barrister, who pleaded them (the equivalent of a solicitor in Chancery). So much a term of contempt in England that it was abolished by the Judicature Act of 1873 and merged with solicitor.
To find other hidden meanings of the word attorney, you need to split it into these two words “attorn-ey” and investigate the word “attorn“. Dictionary.com defines the word attorn as “to acknowledge the relation of a tenant to a new landlord” or “to turn over to another; transfer.” In feudal law, the word attorn means “to transfer homage or allegiance to another lord.” A Dictionary of Law (1889) defines the word attorn using these exact words: “To turn over; to transfer service to a new lord; to recognize as landlord the transferee of a leasehold.”