barrister etymology

English word barrister comes from English bar, English -ster

Detailed word origin of barrister

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bar English (eng) A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.. Except, other than, besides. (UK, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.. (UK, law) The railing [...]
-ster English (eng) (humorous, sometimes, offensive) A diminutive appended to a person's name.. Someone who is, or who is associated with, or who does something specified.
barrister English (eng) (legal, chiefly, UK, Irish, Australian, NZ) A lawyer with the right to speak and argue as an advocate in higher lawcourts.

Words with the same origin as barrister

Descendants of bar
Descendants of -ster
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