A person called to the bar and entitled to practise as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts. Compare with attorney, solicitor.
- 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.
advocate, lawyer, professional pleader, counsel, Queen's Counsel, QC, defending counsel, prosecuting counsel;
North American attorney, counselor(-at-law)
British historical serjeant-at-law
(barristers) British the Bar
Late Middle English: from the noun bar1, perhaps on the pattern of minister.
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