(in England) a lawyer who is a member of one of the Inns of Court and who has the privilege of pleading in the higher courts.
Compare solicitor (def 4).
Informal. any lawyer.
The founder, Motilal Nehru, an Anglophile barrister, was a liberal member of the Indian nationalist movement.
The Unstoppable Gandhi Aravind Adiga April 22, 2009
Alamuddin was invited to become a barrister, an elite group of British lawyers, in 2010.
Meet Amal Alamuddin George Clooney’s Beautiful and Formidable Fiancée Lizzie Crocker April 27, 2014
The dean told him face to face that Africans lacked the innate skills necessary to become a barrister.
Mandela: The Miracle Maker Sam Seibert December 4, 2013
It tells the story a British barrister, a criminal lawyer, in mid-life crisis.
Scott Turow: How I Write Noah Charney October 22, 2013
On her account a barrister on the Temple Stairs was near to letting fall his bag in the water.
Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
He’s a schoolmaster and a barrister and a poet and heaven knows what not.
Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
You see Christabel Pankhurst has been turned down as a barrister.
Mrs. Warren’s Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
The last sentence in the barrister’s letter begins with “I despair.”
Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
When the debt appeared to be prim facie proved, the barrister turned to the defendant, and perhaps asked him if he disputed it?
Recollections of a Policeman William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
And whilst I toyed with her charming daughter, she sent for a barrister.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Also called barrister-at-law. (in England) a lawyer who has been called to the bar and is qualified to plead in the higher courts Compare solicitor See also advocate, counsel
(in Canada) a lawyer who pleads in court
(US) a less common word for lawyer
1540s, “a student of law who has been called to the bar,” from bar (n.3) in the legal sense + -ster. Also see attorney. The second element is obscure.
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Clarence Walker, 1855–1928, U.S. financial publisher. Contemporary Examples Barron will be exceptionally important, which is another reason why Republican senators tried to block his confirmation. Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom David Fontana June 8, 2014 But Barron can find comfort in the fact that he is on the right side of history. […]
João de [zhwoun duh] /ʒwãʊ̃ də/ (Show IPA), (“the Portuguese Livy”) 1496–1570, Portuguese historian. Contemporary Examples She knew that Gómez and Barros were supposed to have her sister, but they had told her she ran away years before. Argentinian Teen Was Starved and Held Captive With a Canine For 9 Years Barbie Latza Nadeau April […]
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Also called Barrow-in-Furness [bar-oh-in-fur-nis] /ˈbær oʊ ɪnˈfɜr nɪs/ (Show IPA). a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England. Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S. a town in N Alaska, S of Barrow Point: site of a government science-research center. noun the northernmost tip of Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean noun […]
Also called Barrow-in-Furness [bar-oh-in-fur-nis] /ˈbær oʊ ɪnˈfɜr nɪs/ (Show IPA). a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England. Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S. a town in N Alaska, S of Barrow Point: site of a government science-research center. Historical Examples Lastly, we may note the appropriate use of a […]