Definition of barrister in English:

barrister

Line breaks: bar|ris¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈbarɪstə
 
/
(also barrister-at-law)

noun

chiefly British
A person called to the bar and entitled to practise as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts. Compare with attorney, solicitor.
More example sentences
  • We contend there is available insurance for barristers and solicitor advocates.
  • Should you be able to sue barristers and solicitors who are negligent in acting for you in a legal case?
  • The barristers, or advocates, wear the garb they would wear in courts in their own homeland.
Synonyms
advocate, lawyer, professional pleader, counsel, Queen's Counsel, QC, defending counsel, prosecuting counsel; North Americanattorney, counselor(-at-law)
informal brief
British historical serjeant-at-law
(barristers) Britishthe Bar

Origin

late Middle English: from the noun bar1, perhaps on the pattern of minister.

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