Preaudience
Preaudience Pre*au"di*ence, n. (Eng. Law) Precedence of rank at the bar among lawyers. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • preaudience — pre·audience …   English syllables

  • preaudience — /priyodiyans/ The right of being heard before another. A privilege belonging to the English bar, the members of which are entitled to be heard in their order, according to rank, beginning with the Attorney and Solicitor General, and Queen s… …   Black's law dictionary

  • preaudience — (ˈ)prē+ noun Etymology: pre + audience : the right to be heard before another is heard; specifically : precedence at the bar among barristers and law officers …   Useful english dictionary

  • precedence, patent of — In old English law, a grant from the crown to such barristers as it thinks proper to honor with that mark of distinction, whereby they are entitled to such rank and preaudience as are assigned in their respective patents …   Black's law dictionary

  • patent of precedence — In old English law, a grant from the crown to such barristers as it thinks proper to honor with that mark of distinction, whereby they are entitled to such rank and preaudience as are assigned in their respective patents …   Black's law dictionary

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