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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.
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39) In 1866, the Supreme Court had even grouped conveyancers with barristers-at-law and attorneys, solicitors and proctors in its admission rules.