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Picapleitos

Vocabulario relacionado con el derecho

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 5/25/2012
Word: Picapleitos
(pi-ca-PLEI-tos), sustantivo invariable
English: Pettifogger, bad lawyer
Etymology: De picar y pleito
Meaning: Abogado enredador y rutinario.
Topic:Vocabulario relacionado con el derecho
Example:

Sabemos que no puedes defenderte en la situación en que estás... por eso te hemos pagado el mejor abogado. No es un picapleitos sino un letrado de bufete.

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