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outer bar

or utter bar

noun, English Law.
1.
a body of the junior counsel who sit and plead outside the dividing bar in the court, ranking below the King's Counsel or Queen's Counsel.
Compare inner bar.
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  • The crew manfully doing their duty by the men on the outer bar!

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • On the outer bar; south'rd end of the outer bar they tell me.

  • Between the outer bar and the inner were packed seventy vessels.

  • Safely she left the outer bar astern and wallowed in the ocean swell.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • The artist beyond the outer bar had been talking to the potman.

    The Hole in the Wall

    Arthur Morrison
  • I lay listening to the breakers booming on the outer bar, wondering how far on his journey Julius could be.

    Bruno Byrd Spilman Dewey
  • In the midst of the breakers lay a large square-rigged vessel, helplessly pounding to pieces upon the outer bar.

  • The old "Newbern," with nothing in her but ballast, rolled and lurched along, through the bright green waters of the outer bar.

    Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes
  • Whilst at anchor, awaiting the tide to cross the outer bar, our attendant pilot boat came to grief under our bows.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • The bay was gray and lonely, and the fish weirs along the outer bar were lost in the mist.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for outer bar

outer bar

noun
1.
(in England) a collective name for junior barristers who plead from outside the bar of the court Compare Queen's Counsel
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