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English definition of “the Bar”

the Bar

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   /bɑːr/ us    /bɑːr/
UK lawyers who are allowed to argue a case in a higher courtLawyers and legal officials US all lawyers thought of as a groupLawyers and legal officials be called to the Bar UK to gain a qualification as a lawyer who can argue a case in a higher courtLawyers and legal officials be admitted to the Bar US to gain a qualification as a lawyerLawyers and legal officials
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