BARRISTER, English law. A counsellor admitted to plead at the bar.
2. Ouster barrister, is one who pleads ouster or without the bar.
3. Inner barrister, a sergeant or king's counsel who pleads within the
4. Vacation barrister, a counsellor newly called to the bar, who is to
attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house.
5. Barristers are called apprentices, apprentitii ad legem, being
looked upon as learners, and not qualified until they obtain the degree of
sergeant. Edmund Plowden, the author of the Commentaries, a volume of
elaborate reports in the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, Philip and Mary, and
Elizabeth, describes himself as an apprentice of the common law.
, amicus curiae
, friend at court
, legal adviser
, legal counselor
, legal expert
, legal practitioner
, sea lawyer
, self-styled lawyer