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legal the profession of being a barrister (=a lawyer who has the right to speak in a higher court of law). If someone is called to the bar, they become a barrister. A barrister who is called within the bar takes silk (=becomes a QC).
in England and Wales, a senior member of one of the Inns of Court. The full name for a bencher is a Master of the Bench.
legal a lawyer who gives someone legal advice and represents them in a court of law. In the UK, counsel is a barrister.
the people in a court, especially the judge and jury
legal the people in a court case who try to prove that someone is not guilty. The people who try to prove that someone is guilty are called the prosecution. The defence can be followed by a singular or plural verb
a lawyer who works for a state or county government in the US and whose job is to bring people accused of crimes to trial
in some countries, a public prosecutor (=lawyer for the government)
an official similar to a judge who works in the lower courts. Justices of the Peace are often simply called JPs.
in the UK, a lawyer (usually a barrister) of high status. A King's Counsel is also known as a KC or a silk. This term is used when the monarch is a king.
in England and Wales, a senior member of one of the Inns of Court. Masters of the Bench are often referred to as benchers.
British in Scotland, a lawyer who works for the government and whose job is to decide whether there is enough evidence to put someone on trial for a crime. In England and Wales this work is done by the Crown Prosecution Service.
in the UK, a lawyer who works for the government and tries to prove that someone has done something illegal. The usual American word is district attorney.
legal in England and Wales, a QC
in the past, the most senior law officer in an English county
legalBritish a QC
in the UK, the second most important legal officer, below the Attorney General in England and Wales and the Lord Advocate in Scotland
a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bunBuzzWord Article
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