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

    A lawyer admitted in England to plead at the bar.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. An advocate; one who has been called to the bar. A counsellor learned in the law who pleads at the bar of the courts, and who is engaged in conducting the trial or argument of causes. To be distinguished from the attorney, who draws the plcadings, prepares the testimony, and conducts matters out of court. In re Rickert, 66 N. H. 207, 29 Atl. 559, 24 L. R. A. 740.
    —Inner barrister. A serjeant or king's counsel who pleads within the bar.
    —Ouster barrister. One who pleads "oustet" or without the bar.
    —Vacation barrister. A counsellor newly called to the bar, who is to attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house.
    —Junior barrister. A barrister under the rank of queen's counsel. Also the junior of two counsel employed on the same side in a case. Mozley & Whitley.