bar (n.) Old form(s): Barre
tribunal, judgement place
H5 V.ii.27[Burgundy to King Henry and the French King] I have laboured ... / To bring your most imperial majesties / Unto this bar and royal interview
R3 V.iii.200[King Richard alone] All several sins ... / Throng to the bar, crying all 'Guilty! Guilty!'
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