attorney's fees


attorney's fees
n. The sum charged to a client by an attorney at law for the professional services performed for the client. The sum reflects a contingent fee, flat fee, hourly fee, compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, or some combination thereof.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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