from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual publication in England containing matters of information regarding the administration of law and the legal profession, such as lists of the judges, queen's counsel, Serjeants at law, benchers, barristers, attorneys, magistrates, law-officers, sheriffs, etc. A similar publication is issued for Scotland.
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As a barrister was his name inscribed in the law-list; as a barrister he had chambers in
William IV. 's appointments comprised sixty-five names, and the present queen has conferred the rank of Q.C. on about two hundred advocates -- the law-list for 1865 mentioning one hundred and thirty-seven barristers who are Q. C.'s, or holders of patents of precedence; and only twenty-eight sergeants-at-law, not sitting as judges in any of the supreme courts.