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Lawyer’s Bags


Some red, some blue. In the Common Law, red bags are reserved for Q.C.’s 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 must be carried no farther than the robing-room. In 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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