barrister barrister  /ˈbæ rɪ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution

Usage(s):

  1. After watching a lobster thrash about as it was boiled alive at a grocery store, a British barrister devised a kinder way to kill crustaceans.
  2. Montague Druitt, a barrister with knowledge of human anatomy.
  3. Jinnah was a secular, Westernized, British-trained barrister; himself a Muslim, he married a Parsi, spoke mainly in English and wore European clothes.

News

  1. English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale

    Yale University has acquired a vast and renowned collection of English lawbooks and legal manuscripts assembled by the barrister Anthony Taussig.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Book Review: Clear and Convincing Evidence: My Career in Intellectual Property Law - by George Gerstman

    Book Review: Clear and Convincing Evidence: My Career in Intellectual Property Law - by George Gerstman Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 If being a Barrister is in your future, then this is a must read.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  3. H.K.'s Tong Says Decision on Snowden Up to Beijing

    June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ronny Tong, a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and a practicing barrister, talks about Edward Snowden, the former national security contractor who has admitted leaked details of a U.S. electronic surveillance program.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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Quotes

  1. "He needed some support. If we hadn't been there, all he would have had there was his barrister," Mrs Bird said. "He never even had a club member to go along and support him. I thought that was a bit odd. If we hadn't been there for him, he...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Greg Bird Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "When Taposh was only three-year old, his father and mother were brutally killed by the defeated force in 1975. Taposh, after years of hard work, established himself as a barrister. But the evil force is again out to kill him," Hasina said....
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: Sheikh Hasina Source: The Daily Star

  3. "He is the seniormost member in our party and his loss is going to be a great loss for the Communist movement. Even though (he was) born into a rich family and studied abroad to be a barrister, he returned to the country and started building the...
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: VS Achuthanandan Source: Hindustan Times

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