Entry from British & World English dictionary
A gown worn by a barrister who is not a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel.
- He had begun his practice early, and had worked in a stuff gown till he was nearly sixty.
- Up to the end of the seventeenth century, any costume officially recognised, other than that in ordinary use in the Hall of the Inns of Court - the cloth or stuff gown of the Utter Barrister, and the one with the black velvet and tufts of silk which was worn by the Readers and Benchers.
- On the morning of his appointment he met the future Viscount Melville who, he observed, had already resumed the ordinary stuff gown which advocates generally wore.
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