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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 and Etymology of barrister

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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barrister

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noun bar·ris·ter \ˈbar-ə-stər\

Legal Definition of barrister

  1. 1 :  a lawyer who argues cases before a British court; especially :  one who is allowed to argue before a British high court — compare solicitor Editor's note: Many countries in the Commonwealth (as England and Australia) and the Republic of Ireland divide the legal profession into barristers and solicitors. In Canada, every lawyer is both a barrister and a solicitor, although individual lawyers may describe themselves as one or the other. Scotland uses the term advocate to refer to lawyers allowed to argue cases in its courts.

  2. 2 :  lawyer



Origin and Etymology of barrister

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


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