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bar sb. (3 properly, the barrier marking off the precinct of the judge's seat, at which prisoners stand)
1. plea or objection of force sufficient to arrest entirely an action or claim at law Wiv. III. iv. 7, Shr. I. i. 138 “this bar in law,” H5 I. ii. 35, 42
2. obstruction, obstacle, barrier Ado II. ii. 4, Mer.V. II. vii. 45, III. ii. 119, Cæs. I. iii. 96.
3. tribunal, court H5 V. ii. 27, R3 V. iii. 200.
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    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.7
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.2
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