Meaning of barrister in English:

barrister

Pronunciation /ˈbarɪstə/

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noun

(also barrister-at-law)
mainly British
  • 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.’
    • ‘Instead I started by approaching solicitors and barristers known to me to seek access to their clients.’
    • ‘The Group can also receive payments from panel solicitors, barristers and mobile doctors.’
    • ‘This is not dissimilar to charges of professional misconduct as a barrister or solicitor.’
    • ‘So what is it about politics that attracts so many solicitors and barristers?’
    • ‘You are the first barrister without a solicitor that has ever appeared in front of me.’
    • ‘They may be inclined to agree to suggestions put to them by others, or, indeed, by barristers in the courtroom.’
    • ‘So both barristers and judges have to be very careful that they deal with juries in a way that helps them to deal with the subject matter.’
    • ‘Francis had used five different firms of solicitors and six defence barristers.’
    • ‘The defendants are represented by a defence team of three barristers and two solicitors.’
    • ‘There is no reason to fear a flood of negligence suits against barristers.’
    • ‘A decision has been taken that the judge Mr Justice Hooper and barristers are not to wear wigs or gowns.’
    • ‘If there is anybody who knows an honest barrister or solicitor that can help me with my defence and so, please let me know.’
    • ‘The two sides of the profession, barristers and solicitors, continue to exist, and both have expanded numerically.’
    • ‘They also said there should be reviews of the codes of conduct for barristers and solicitors.’
    • ‘The BBC reports that the judge and the barristers removed their wigs and gowns to make the courtroom less intimidating.’
    • ‘He was grilled in the witness box for 15 days by the prosecution and defence barristers on the issue.’
    • ‘A further 50 questionnaires were sent to commercial and construction barristers.’
    advocate, lawyer, professional pleader, counsel, Queen's Counsel, QC, defending counsel, prosecuting counsel
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Origin

Late Middle English from the noun bar, perhaps on the pattern of minister.