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BARRISTER

Inenglish law, an attorney who has an exclusive right of argument in all the superior courts.

A barrister is a counselor who is learned in law and who has been admitted to plead at the bar. A barrister drafts the pleadings in all cases, with the exception of the simplest ones. Distinguished from an attorney, which is an English lawyer who conducts matters out of court, a barrister engages in the actual argument of cases or the conduct of the trial.

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barrister

bar·ris·ter / ˈbarəstər/ (also bar·ris·ter-at-law) • n. chiefly Brit. a lawyer entitled to practice as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts. Compare with attorney, solicitor.

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barrister

barrister a person called to the bar and entitled to practise as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts; the word is recorded from late Middle English, and may be formed on the pattern of minister.

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barrister XVI (barrester). Obscurely f. BAR1, perh. after †legister lawyer, or minister.

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barrister

barrister: see attorney.

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