Meaning of “barrister” in the English Dictionary

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"barrister" in British English

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barristernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbær.ɪ.stər/ us /ˈber.ə.stɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Few occupations more aptly illustrate this difference than those of solicitor and barrister. 
  • He repeated this remark to the barrister when he reached Brett's chambers. 
  • I said you were going to be a barrister or a judge or something. 
  • Innumerable lawsuits grew out of the act, and the courts and barristers held to conflicting interpretations and constructions. 
  • Why the barrister should have betrayed his client is not clear. 

(Definition of “barrister” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barrister" in Business English

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barristernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbærɪstər/ us

LAW a type of lawyer in the UK, Australia, and some other countries who is qualified to give specialist legal advice and can argue a case in both higher and lower law courts

(Definition of “barrister” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)