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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How to use outer bar in a sentence
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
The wide harbor and the sea that flashed beyond the outer bar were ruffled by a piping breeze out of the northeast.Blackbeard: Buccaneer | Ralph D. Paine
The sand of the outer bar was dimpled and mottled like watered silk by the action of the waves.Keziah Coffin | Joseph C. Lincoln
It was upon this outer bar that we had struck, and the other boat experienced the same fate as ourselves.
British Dictionary definitions for outer bar
(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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