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bar·ris·ter

 (băr′ĭ-stər)
n. Chiefly British
A lawyer who is authorized to appear and present cases at any court in a jurisdiction.

[Probably blend of bar and obsolete legister, legist; see legist.]

barrister

(ˈbærɪstə)
n
1. (Law) Also called: barrister-at-law (in England) a lawyer who has been called to the bar and is qualified to plead in the higher courts. Compare solicitor See also advocate, counsel
2. (Law) (in Canada) a lawyer who pleads in court
3. (Law) US a less common word for lawyer
[C16: from bar1]

bar•ris•ter

(ˈbær ə stər)

n.
(in England) a lawyer who is a member of one of the Inns of Court and who has the privilege of pleading in the higher courts. Compare solicitor (def. 3).
[1535–45; derivative of bar1]

barrister

A British lawyer who has been called to the bar and can plead in higher courts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecutionbarrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Counsel to the Crown - a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
sergeant-at-law, serjeant, serjeant-at-law, sergeant - an English barrister of the highest rank

barrister

noun advocate, lawyer, attorney, solicitor, counsel, Queen's Counsel, Q.C. The report has been written by a senior barrister.

barrister

noun
Chiefly British. A person who practices law:
Translations
advokát
advokatsagfører
málafærslumaðurmálafærslumaîur
advokāts

barrister

[ˈbærɪstəʳ] N (Brit) → abogado/a m/f LAWYERS, QC/KC

barrister

[ˈbærɪstər] n (British)avocat m/f (plaidant(e))

barrister

n (Brit) → Rechtsanwalt m/-anwältin f(bei Gericht), Barrister m

barrister

[ˈbærɪstəʳ] n (Brit) → avvocato/essa (con diritto di parlare davanti a tutte le corti)

barrister

(ˈbӕristə) noun
a lawyer qualified to present cases in court.
References in classic literature ?
All the chief actors being of a worldly importance, the barristers were well balanced; the prosecutor for the Crown was Sir Walter Cowdray, a heavy, but weighty advocate of the sort that knows how to seem English and trustworthy, and how to be rhetorical with reluctance.
I noticed the scantiest necessaries in the way of furniture; a few old prints from books, of Chancellors and barristers, wafered against the wall; and some half-dozen reticles and work-bags, "containing documents," as she informed us.
She was a charming woman; they all said so, the barristers and their wives who dined with us, and the literary stockbrokers, and the budding politicians; oh, she was a charming woman.
We spoke of the fact that in our newly opened Law Courts one could already lay one's finger upon so many talented and remarkable young barristers.
The Registrar laughed, the barristers laughed, the reporters laughed, the serried ranks of the miserable depositors watching anxiously every word, laughed like one man.
The gentlemen of the bar being barristers and attorneys too (for there is no division of those functions as in England) are no more removed from their clients than attorneys in our Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors are, from theirs.
He went to college, and he got--plucked, I think they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law: but he is such a dissipated young man, they will never make much of him, I think.
Perhaps a little angry with himself, as well as with the barrister, Mr.
Only a barrister is eligible for such preferments; and Mr.
You might just as well be a barrister, or a stockbroker, or a journalist at once.
I asked, with all the severity of a cross-examining barrister.
The crew was complete: it included a Boots-- A maker of Bonnets and Hoods-- A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes-- And a Broker, to value their goods.