barrister

noun bar·ris·ter \ ˈber-ə-stər , ˈba-rə- \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of barrister

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

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Origin and Etymology of barrister

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


BARRISTER Defined for English Language Learners

barrister

Definition of barrister for English Language Learners

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


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barrister

noun bar·ris·ter \ ˈbar-ə-stər \

legal Definition of barrister

1 : a lawyer who argues cases before a British court; especially : one who is allowed to argue before a British high court — compare solicitor
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 : lawyer

Origin and Etymology of barrister

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


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