Meaning of Inns of Court

Inns' of Court'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the four voluntary legal societies in Englandthat have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the English bar after they have received such instruction and taken such examinations as the Inns provide.
  2. the buildings owned and used by the Inns.
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