Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One bound by contract to the service of another and who receives instruction in a trade therefor. See 3 N. J. L. 422.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person, usually a minor, bound in due form of law to a master, to learn from -him his art, trade or business, and to serve him during the time of hls apprenticeship. 1 Bl. Comm. 426 ; 2 Kent, Comm. 211; 4 Term, 735. Altemus v. Ely, 3 Rawle (Pat) 307; In re Goodenough, 19 Wis. 274; Phelps v. Railroad Co., 99 Pa. 113; Lyon v. Whitemore, 3 N. J. Law, 845.
    —Apprentice en la ley. An ancient name for students at law, and afterwards applied to counsellors, apprentici ad barras, from which comes the more modem word "barrister."