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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 ?
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.
The barrister who has his case at his fingers' ends and is able to argue with an expert upon his own subject finds that a week or two of the courts will drive it all out of his head once more.
Then the barrister said in a lower voice, which seemed at once sympathetic and creepy: "Did you see it distinctly?
Now, in my opinion, the barrister who put forward this extraordinary plea was probably absolutely convinced that he was stating the most liberal, the most humane, the most enlightened view of the case that could possibly be brought forward in these days.
Sandys, who was a barrister with a philosophic tendency, took out his pipe, lit it, murmured "hum" and "ha," and was silent.
He was a barrister also, but he loathed a profession which kept him indoors over books, and directly his widowed mother died he was going, so he confided to Susan, to take up flying seriously, and become partner in a large business for making aeroplanes.
I intend to go to town and eat my dinners as a barrister, since, they say, that is the preparation for all public business.