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 Bar’rister.Barristers’ Gowns. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Barristers’ Bags.
In the Common Law bar, barristers’ bags are either red or dark blue. Red bags are reserved for Queen’s Counsel and sergeants; but a stuff gownsman may carry one “if presented with it by a silk.” Only red bags may be taken into Common Law Courts: blue bags must be carried no farther than the robing room. In the Chancery Courts the etiquette is not so strict.   1

 Bar’rister.Barristers’ Gowns. 


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