Inns of Court


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Inns of Court

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pl.n.
1. The four legal societies in England founded about the beginning of the 1300s and having the exclusive right to confer the title of barrister on law students.
2. The buildings housing the Inns of Court.
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Inns of Court

pl n
(Law) (in England) the four private unincorporated societies in London that function as a law school and have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the English bar. See Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Gray's Inn
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Inns′ of Court′


n.
1. the four legal societies in England that have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the bar.
2. the buildings occupied by these societies.
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References in classic literature ?
He was never seen on 'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the "City"; no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner; he had no public employment; he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln's Inn, or Gray's Inn; nor had his voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or the Ecclesiastical Courts.
At the Lord President's in Piccadilly, at Lambeth Palace, at the Lord Chancellor's in Great Ormond Street, in the Royal Exchange, the Bank, the Guildhall, the Inns of Court, the Courts of Law, and every chamber fronting the streets near Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, parties of soldiers were posted before daylight.
School-children acted, University students acted, the learned lawyers or Inns of Court acted, great lords and ladies acted, and even at times the King and Queen themselves took part.
With this brief introduction, she produced from her pocket an advertisement, carefully cut out of a newspaper, setting forth that in Buckingham Street in the Adelphi there was to be let furnished, with a view of the river, a singularly desirable, and compact set of chambers, forming a genteel residence for a young gentleman, a member of one of the Inns of Court, or otherwise, with immediate possession.
I - I've heard of other cases about these Inns of Court. There's evidently a gang of them, and this knife might convict the lot; there's no saying; anyway I think the police should have it.
James Haddow, came from a drowsy den in the Inns of Court, full of leather and parchment, for the law was his profession and history only his hobby; he was indeed, among other things, the solicitor and agent of the Prior's Park estate.
Neighbors, always invited to Prior's Park on such occasions, went back to their own houses in motors or on foot; the legal and archeoological gentleman had returned to the Inns of Court by a late train, to get a paper called for during his consultation with his client; and most of the other guests were drifting and lingering at various stages on their way up to bed.
The rising solicitor was struck off the roll, at his own request--and entered himself as a student at one of the Inns of Court. For three years nothing was known of him but that he was reading hard and keeping his terms.
The students also spent three days in London learning more about the common law legal tradition through field trips to some of the main legal sites in London, such as the Supreme Court of the UK, Palace of Westminster and Inns of Court.
In addition, the students also spent three days in London, learning more about the Common Law legal tradition through attending field trips to some of the main legal sites in London, such as the Supreme Court of the UK, the House of Parliament, the Inns of Court, and the Bahraini Embassy.
He also served as one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation's leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers, and held the position of Treasurer from 2008 to 2012.