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barrister

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noun bar·ris·ter \ˈber-ə-stər, ˈba-rə-\

Simple Definition of barrister

  • : a lawyer in Britain who has the right to argue in higher courts of law

Full Definition of barrister

  1. :  a counsel admitted to plead at the bar and undertake the public trial of causes in an English superior court — compare solicitor

Origin of barrister

Middle English barrester, from barre bar + -ster (as in legister lawyer)


First Known Use: 15th century


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