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Barristersʹ Bags

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In the Common Law bar, barristersʹ 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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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