Barrister meaning

bărĭ-stər
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In England, a qualified member of the legal profession who presents and pleads cases in court; counselor-at-law.
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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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A lawyer who is authorized to appear and present cases at any court in a jurisdiction.
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In England, a lawyer who argues cases in court. See also solicitor.
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In the United States, a lawyer.
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(law, chiefly UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) A lawyer with the right to speak and argue as an advocate in higher lawcourts.
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Origin of barrister

  • Probably blend of bar obsolete legister legist legist

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

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

    From Wiktionary