Definitions for BARRISTERˈbær ə stər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bar•ris•terˈbær ə stər(n.)
(in England) a lawyer who is a member of one of the Inns of Court and who has the privilege of pleading in the higher courts.
Ref: Compare solicitor (def. 3). 4
Origin of barrister:
1535–45; der. of bar1
a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
A lawyer with the right to speak and argue as an advocate in higher lawcourts.
Origin: From bar; the role of the suffix is unclear.
counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney
A Barrister also termed as Barrister-at-Law or Bar-at-Law is a member of one of the two classes of lawyer found in many common law jurisdictions with split legal professions. Barristers specialize in courtroom advocacy, drafting legal pleadings, and giving expert legal opinions. They can be contrasted with solicitors – the other class of lawyer in split professions – who have more direct access to clients, and may do transactional-type legal work. Barristers are rarely hired by clients directly but instead are retained by solicitors to act on behalf of clients. The historical difference between the two professions – and the only essential difference in England and Wales today – is that solicitors are attorneys, which means that they can act in the place of their client for legal purposes and may conduct litigation on their behalf by making applications to the court, writing letters in litigation to the client's opponent, and so on. A barrister is not an attorney and is usually forbidden, either by law or professional rules or both, from "conducting" litigation. This means that, while the barrister speaks on the client's behalf in court, he or she can do so only when instructed by a solicitor or certain other qualified professional clients, such as patent agents.
Translations for BARRISTER
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a lawyer qualified to present cases in court.
- advogadoPortuguese (BR)
- der RechtsanwaltGerman
- advokat; sagførerDanish
- وکیلی که حق حضور در دادگاه و دفاع را داردFarsi
- 법정 변호사Korean
- peguam yang diiktirafMalay
- وکیلی که حق حضور در دادگاه و دفاع را داردPersian
- (انګلستان) د مرافعى وكيل، هغه مشاور يا وكيل، چه د جګو محكمو د غوښتنې واك لرى: مقنن، څارنوالPashto
- avocat pledantRomanian
- obhajca (na súde)Slovak
- sudski advokatSerbian
- 出庭律師Chinese (Trad.)
- پیرسٹر ، وکیلUrdu
- luật sưVietnamese
- 法庭律师，律师Chinese (Simp.)
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