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bar — as in:  passed the bar examination

She just graduated from law school and now needs to take the bar examination.
any of the state tests a person needs to pass to practice law in that state


the association of people qualified to practice law in a particular place

Bar is also used as an abbreviated way of saying bar examination; i.e., the test people must pass to practice law in a state.

Much more rarely, the legal profession uses the term "bar" in another sense as well; i.e., to refer to a partition (perhaps literally a bar railing) that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried.
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