serjeant-at-law

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Noun1.serjeant-at-law - an English barrister of the highest rank
barrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
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The first QC was the English philosopher and statesman Sir Francis Bacon in 1597 but they only came to prominence in the early 1830s when they replaced what were called Serjeants at Law.