What is the difference between a lawyer, advocate and barrister?

I want the difference in meaning and usage of the above mentioned words.
Asked Apr 12, 2010
Lawyer - A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.

Barrister - A British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defence or prosecution.

Advocate - A lawyer who pleads cases in court.

Answered Apr 12, 2010
Advocate - advocates are individuals in charge of making court appearances. They are called barristers in England and in the U.S. lawyers who make court appearances are generally just called lawyers, attorneys or litigators.

Attorneys and Lawyers - the term lawyer is meant to describe someone trained in the legal system but not necessarily licensed in any specific jurisdiction. On the other hand, the term attorney denotes that the individual passed the state bar exam in the jurisdiction they reside and is fully licensed to practice law in that jurisdiction.

Answered Jul 18, 2013
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