Adjective "barrister" definition and examples

(Barrister may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A person called to the bar and entitled to practise as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts.
  1. 'So what is it about politics that attracts so many solicitors and barristers?'
  2. 'Francis had used five different firms of solicitors and six defence barristers.'
  3. 'He was grilled in the witness box for 15 days by the prosecution and defence barristers on the issue.'
  4. 'We contend there is available insurance for barristers and solicitor advocates.'
  5. 'You are the first barrister without a solicitor that has ever appeared in front of me.'
  6. 'The defendants are represented by a defence team of three barristers and two solicitors.'
  7. 'A decision has been taken that the judge Mr Justice Hooper and barristers are not to wear wigs or gowns.'
  8. 'The Group can also receive payments from panel solicitors, barristers and mobile doctors.'
  9. 'If there is anybody who knows an honest barrister or solicitor that can help me with my defence and so, please let me know.'
  10. 'So both barristers and judges have to be very careful that they deal with juries in a way that helps them to deal with the subject matter.'

More definitions

1. (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.Compare solicitor (def 4).

2. Informal. any lawyer.

More examples(as adjective)

"lis can be barrister."


Late Middle English: from the noun bar, perhaps on the pattern of minister.