cab rank rule

noun

British the rule that obliges barristers to take on any client in strict rotation

Nearby words

  1. ca.,
  2. ca.sa.,
  3. caa,
  4. caaba,
  5. cab,
  6. cab stand,
  7. cab-over,
  8. cabal,
  9. cabala,
  10. cabaletta

Word Origin for cab rank rule

C20: from the idea of a queue of taxis, each taking the first customer who comes along

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