- (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.
Origin of barrister
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Examples from the Web for barrister
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
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The dean told him face to face that Africans lacked the innate skills necessary to become a barrister.Mandela: The Miracle Maker
December 5, 2013
It tells the story a British barrister, a criminal lawyer, in mid-life crisis.Scott Turow: How I Write
October 23, 2013
The founder, Motilal Nehru, an Anglophile barrister, was a liberal member of the Indian nationalist movement.The Unstoppable Gandhi
April 23, 2009
He's a schoolmaster and a barrister and a poet and heaven knows what not.Changing Winds
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The last sentence in the barrister's letter begins with "I despair."Lotus Buds
Daily habit familiarises us with the acting of the barrister.
And whilst I toyed with her charming daughter, she sent for a barrister.
He also calls himself a barrister, though he is such only in his own imagination.
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Word Origin and History for barrister
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