A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
A barrier thrown up hastily for defense, as in street fighting
(Geology) An ice barrier.
(Medicine) Interruption or obstruction of a physiological function:
An obstruction or hindrance.
Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
Something that hinders; an impediment.
(Sports) A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
(Now Rare) An impeding or being impeded; obstruction
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
A place at which someone or something stops:
A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
A bringing to an end; a conclusion:
(Linguistics) Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop.
The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
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