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"the Bar" in British English

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the Barnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /bɑːr/  us   /bɑːr/
UK lawyers who are ​allowed to ​argue a ​case in a ​highercourt US all ​lawyersthought of as a ​groupbe called to the Bar UK to ​gain a ​qualification as a ​lawyer who can ​argue a ​case in a ​highercourtbe admitted to the Bar US to ​gain a ​qualification as a ​lawyer
(Definition of the Bar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the barnoun [S]

(also the Bar) uk   us   /bɑːr/ LAW
UK the ​group of barristers (= ​lawyers who are ​allowed to argue a ​case in a ​highercourt), or the profession of such ​lawyers: a member of the ​bar He was called to the ​bar (= became a ​barrister) in 2006. It has been a ​privilege to have practised at the Bar for 47 ​years.
US all ​lawyers considered as a ​group, or the profession of ​law: Effectiveness ​requires that other ​members of the ​bartrust your word and credibility. She was admitted to the ​bar (= became a ​lawyer) in her early thirties.
(Definition of the bar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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