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 for barrister
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrister \Bar"ris*ter\, n. [From Bar, n.]
     Counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and
     undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from
     an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney. [Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher
           courts of law on behalf of either the defense or

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "barrister":
     advocate, agent, amicus curiae, attorney, attorney-at-law,
     barrister-at-law, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, deputy,
     friend at court, intercessor, lawyer, legal adviser,
     legal counselor, legal expert, legal practitioner, legalist,
     mouthpiece, pleader, proctor, procurator, sea lawyer,
     self-styled lawyer, solicitor

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BARRISTER, English law. A counsellor admitted to plead at the bar. 
       2. Ouster barrister, is one who pleads ouster or without the bar.
       3. Inner barrister, a sergeant or king's counsel who pleads within the 
       4. Vacation barrister, a counsellor newly called to the bar, who is to 
  attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house. 
       5. Barristers are called apprentices, apprentitii ad legem, being 
  looked upon as learners, and not qualified until they obtain the degree of 
  sergeant. Edmund Plowden, the author of the Commentaries, a volume of 
  elaborate reports in the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, Philip and Mary, and 
  Elizabeth, describes himself as an apprentice of the common law. 

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