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In the legal field, a bar refers the association that regulates the lawyers allowed to legally practice within a jurisdiction.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bar (noun)
1.
a) a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a lever, support, barrier, or fastening)
b) a solid piece or block of material that is longer than it is wide - a bar of gold a candy bar
c) a usually rigid piece (as of wood or metal) longer than it is wide that is used as a handle or support , especially a handrail used by ballet dancers to maintain balance while exercising
2.
something that obstructs or prevents passage, progress, or action as
a) the destruction of an action or claim in law , also a plea or objection that effects such destruction
b) an intangible or nonphysical impediment
c) a submerged or partly submerged bank (as of sand) along a shore or in a river often obstructing navigation
3.
a) (1) the railing in a courtroom that encloses the place about the judge where prisoners are stationed or where the business of the court is transacted in civil cases
(2) - court tribunal
(3) a particular system of courts
(4) an authority or tribunal that hands down judgment
b) (1) the barrier in the English Inns of Court that formerly separated the seats of the benchers or readers from the body of the hall occupied by the students
(2) the whole body of barristers or lawyers qualified to practice in the courts of any jurisdiction
(3) the profession of barrister or lawyer
4.
a straight stripe, band, or line much longer than it is wide as
a) one of two or more horizontal stripes on a heraldic shield
b) a metal or embroidered strip worn on a usually military uniform especially to indicate rank (as of a company officer) or service
5.
a) a counter at which food or especially alcoholic beverages are served
b) - barroom
c) - shop
6.
a) a vertical line across the musical staff before the initial measure accent
b) - measure
7.
a lace and embroidery joining covered with buttonhole stitch for connecting various parts of the pattern in needlepoint lace and cutwork
8.
- standard wants to raise the bar for approving new drugs
bar (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to fasten with a bar
b) to place bars across to prevent ingress or egress - bar the door
2.
to mark with bars - stripe
3.
a) to confine or shut in by or as if by bars
b) to set aside - rule out did not bar the possibility of further measures
c) to keep out - exclude barring him from the club
4.
a) to interpose legal objection to or to the claim of
b) - prevent forbid a decision barring his participation
bar (preposition)
- except the country's most popular actor, bar none
bar (noun)
a unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals
BAR (abbreviation)
Browning automatic rifle
BAr (abbreviation)
bachelor of architecture
Bar (abbreviation)
Baruch
bar (abbreviation)
1.
barometer; barometric
2.
barrel
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bar (noun)
1.
a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide
SYNONYMS:
billet, rod
RELATED WORDS:
arbor, beam, board, crossbar, crossbeam, girder; band, strip; bloom, ingot, slab, stick
bar (noun)
2.
a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background
SYNONYMS:
band, bar, streak
RELATED WORDS:
blaze, crossbar, pinstripe
bar (noun)
3.
a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow)
SYNONYMS:
bar, drift, mound
RELATED WORDS:
snowbank, snowdrift; embankment, sandbar; heap, hill, mass, mountain, stack, tuft
bar (noun)
4.
a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises
SYNONYMS:
bar, café ( cafe), cantina, dramshop, gin mill, grogshop, pub, public house, saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place
RELATED WORDS:
alehouse, barrelhouse, bistro, bottle club, brewpub, cabaret, dive, joint, nightclub, roadhouse, speakeasy, sports bar, wineshop; package store
bar (noun)
5.
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice
SYNONYMS:
bar, bench, forum, tribunal
RELATED WORDS:
criminal court, judicatory, judicature, judiciary; high court, supreme court; court-martial, drumhead court-martial; inquisition, kangaroo court
bar (noun)
6.
something that makes movement or progress difficult
SYNONYMS:
balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel
RELATED WORDS:
catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardship
NEAR ANTONYMS:
catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden ( handmaid), help
bar (noun)
7.
something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
SYNONYMS:
bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, par, touchstone, yardstick
RELATED WORDS:
case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aberration, abnormality, deviation
bar (preposition)
not including
SYNONYMS:
apart from, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, except for, excluding, exclusive of, other than, outside, outside of, save, saving
bar (verb)
1.
to make stripes on
SYNONYMS:
band, bar, streak
RELATED WORDS:
blaze
bar (verb)
2.
to order not to do or use or to be done or used
SYNONYMS:
ban, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe
RELATED WORDS:
deter, discourage, dissuade; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppress; halt, preclude, prevent, stop; embargo, exclude, rule out, shut out; debar, deprive, disallow, reject, repudiate, veto; bridle, check, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain; block, hinder, impede, obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; authorize, license ( licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerate
allow, let, permit, suffer
bar (verb)
3.
to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
SYNONYMS:
ban, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut out
RELATED WORDS:
blackball, blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out; obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; cease, discontinue, halt, suspend; deter, stave off, ward (off); check off, disregard; comb (out), weed (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unban
admit, include
bar (verb)
4.
to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
SYNONYMS:
bar, barricade, blockade, block (off), guard, wall (off)
RELATED WORDS:
curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
reopen, unblock, unbolt
open, unbar
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