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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th

bar·ris·ter [barrister barristers] BrE [ˈbærɪstə(r)] NAmE [ˈbærɪstər] noun
a lawyer in Britain who has the right to argue cases in the higher courts of law

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from the noun ↑bar, perhaps on the pattern of minister.

More About:
Lawyer is a general term for a person who is qualified to advise people about the law, to prepare legal documents for them and/or to represent them in a court of law.
In England and Wales, a lawyer who is qualified to speak in the higher courts of law is called a barrister. In Scotland a barrister is called an advocate.
In NAmE attorney is a more formal word used for a lawyer and is used especially in job titles: district attorney.
Counsel is the formal legal word used for a lawyer who is representing someone in court: counsel for the prosecution.
Solicitor is the BrE term for a lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares documents, for example when you are buying a house, and sometimes has the right to speak in a court of law.
In NAmE solicitor is only used in the titles of some lawyers who work for the government: Solicitor General.

Example Bank:
the barrister for the ferry company
Mortimer is still a practising barrister.
The barrister for the defendant picked up on this inconsistency.
The solicitor must instruct a barrister to appear before the court.

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