Barrister Definition

bărĭ-stər
barristers
noun
A lawyer who is authorized to appear and present cases at any court in a jurisdiction.
American Heritage
In England, a qualified member of the legal profession who presents and pleads cases in court; counselor-at-law.
Webster's New World

In England, a lawyer who argues cases in court. See also solicitor.

Webster's New World Law
In the United States, a lawyer.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of a barrister is a lawyer; in England it is specifically one who can plead cases in court.
An example of a barrister is the character of Mark Darcy in the book and movie Bridget Jones' Diary.
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Other Word Forms of Barrister

Noun

Singular:
barrister
Plural:
barristers

Origin of Barrister

  • From bar (a collective term for lawyers or the legal profession) and the suffix -ster.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably blend of bar obsolete legister legist legist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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