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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.]
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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]
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bar•ris•ter(ˈbær ə stər)
(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]
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A British lawyer who has been called to the bar and can plead in higher courts.
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|Noun||1.||barrister - 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
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noun advocate, lawyer, attorney, solicitor, counsel, Queen's Counsel, Q.C. The report has been written by a senior barrister.
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barrister[ˈbærɪstəʳ] N (Brit) → abogado/a m/f LAWYERS, QC/KC
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
barrister[ˈbærɪstər] n (British) → avocat m/f (plaidant(e))
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Brit) → Rechtsanwalt m → /-anwältin f → (bei Gericht), Barrister m
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barrister[ˈbærɪstəʳ] n (Brit) → avvocato/essa (con diritto di parlare davanti a tutte le corti)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a lawyer qualified to present cases in court. advokaat مُحامٍ адвокат advogado advokát der Rechtsanwalt advokat; sagfører δικηγόροςabogado advokaat وکیلی که حق حضور در دادگاه و دفاع را دارد asianajaja avocatפרקליט अधिवक्ता odvjetnik ügyvéd advokat málafærslumaður avvocato 法廷弁護士 법정 변호사 advokatas advokāts peguam yang diiktiraf advocaatadvokatadwokat (انګلستان) د مرافعى وكيل، هغه مشاور يا وكيل، چه د جګو محكمو د غوښتنې واك لرى: مقنن، څارنوال advogado avocat pledant адвокат obhajca (na súde) odvetnik sudski advokat advokat ทนายที่มีสิทธิว่าความในศาล avukat 出庭律師 баристер پیرسٹر ، وکیل luật sư 法庭律师，律师
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