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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

or:

the association of people qualified to practice law in a particular place
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Strongly Associated with:   disbar
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  • She just graduated from law school and now needs to take the bar examination.
  • Has she passed the bar?
  • I was playing it all from my book on torts, boning up for the bar exam.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And at night he was plugging away at his books, getting ready for the bar examination.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men

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  • His firm wanted him to come into the office full-time after his graduation from high school, read law with them, and eventually take the bar exam.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Take the National Bar Exam.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • If he had just been trying to squeeze by the bar with as little as possible he could have done it a lot sooner, for back in those days, or now for that matter, it didn’t take any master mind to pass the bar examination.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • So anyhow, are you planning to stay a student until you pass the bar exam?
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • After passing the bar exam, he was all set to take over a country law practice.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bar [1] , disbar [8] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Law, Classic Literature, Engineering
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