originally, the rail that enclosed the judge in a court; hence, a court or a system of courts. The persons qualified and authorized to conduct the trial of cases are also known collectively as “the bar.” From late medieval times in England the Inns of Court
acted as training schools for men who were to plead causes in the courts, and when a student was judged to be trained in competence, he was “called to the bar” of the Inn; automatically he was then judged competent to plead at the bar of the courts. Modern bar associations, through which the legal profession regulates itself, derive from the Inns of Court. Attorneys
must be admitted to the bar before they can practice law in the United States. The requirements for admission vary among the states, but generally an applicant must be of good moral character, have completed a stated course of study at a law school, and have passed a bar examination. The last two requirements were once satisfied by clerking and “reading law” with a practicing attorney. A lawyer can be prohibited from practicing law (disbarred) for conduct impeding justice, criminal acts involving moral turpitude, or unethical professional conduct. The first state to allow women admission to the bar was Iowa (1869), and Great Britain admitted women to law practice in 1919. There are 180 American Bar Association–approved law schools in the United States, the oldest being Harvard Law School, founded in 1817.
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bar A unit of pressure equal to 105 pascals. The bar and the millibar (1/1000 bars, symbol: mbar or mb) are often used for planetary atmospheric pressures; the Earth's atmospheric pressure is about 1000 millibars.
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A long, thin strip of material, especially iron, used for a variety of building purposes.
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a town and the administrative center of Bar Raion, Vinnitsa Oblast, UkrSSR, located on the Rov River (Southern Bug basin) 6 km from the Bar railroad station. Population, 14,000 (1968). Bar has a machine-building plant, sugar refinery, distillery, cannery, garment factory, and furniture factory. The town received its present name in the 16th century.
a town and port in Yugoslavia, located in Montenegro on the shore of the Adriatic Sea. Population, 4,000 (1961). The town of Bar consists of two parts—Novi Bar (the port) and Stari Bar (5 km from the shore). It is the final stop on the Belgrade-Bar railroad line, which has been under construction since 1970. Bar is a seaside health resort and a center for horticulture. A bauxite deposit is located nearby. Bar stands on the site of the ancient Roman settlement of Antebarium.
in strength of materials, a structural member whose length greatly exceeds its other two dimensions. Straight or curved bars may be interconnected to form systems.
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What does it mean when you dream about a bar?
The male member. Power. Rigidity. What we do with a bar in a dream can indicate how we are expressing our power. Also note “bar” in the sense of blocking the way, or a barrier, as in the expression “color bar.”
What does it mean when you dream about a bar?
Bars can have a range of meanings, depending on our personal associations. They could indicate good times and congeniality, or escapism and loneliness.
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Any of the various submerged or partially submerged ridges, banks, or mounds of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment built up by waves or currents within stream channels, at estuary mouths, and along coasts.
Any band of hard rock, for example, a vein or dike, that extends across a lode.
A unit of pressure equal to 105 pascals, or 105 newtons per square meter, or 106 dynes per square centimeter.
An elongated piece of metal of simple uniform cross-section dimensions, usually rectangular, circular, or hexagonal, produced by forging or hot rolling. Also known as barstock.
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1. One of the thin strips of wood or metal forming the several divisions of a sash or a
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. A metric unit of measurement of pressure equal to 1 atm in the standard atmosphere. It is equal to 100,000 (106
, 1000 mb, or 29.92 in. of mercury. A millibar (mb) is 1/1000 of a bar.ii
. The horizon bar of an artificial horizon or attitude indicator.
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a cgs unit of pressure equal to 106 dynes per square centimetre. 1 bar is equivalent to 105 newtons per square metre
1. (in England and elsewhere) barristers collectively
2. US the legal profession collectively
3. be called to or go to the Bar Brit to become a barrister
4. be called within the Bar Brit to be appointed as a Queen's Counsel
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bar (programming, convention)
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When I was in college, I read in a theology book that a monk on a mountain top and a man with his bottle of wine are really trying to get to the same place. That “place” translates to peace and a genuine feeling of being connected to the rest of the universe. Dreaming about being in bars and drinking may symbolize a need that you have for some type of a meaningful transformation. On the other hand, this dream may be a form of wish fulfillment, and you are escaping into a pleasurable environment where daily cares and concerns are meaningless. If you rarely allow yourself to relax and socialize, this dream may be compensatory in nature.
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