Inns of Court
The four voluntary societies which have the exclusive right of
calling to the bar. They are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple,
Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn. Each is governed by a board of benchers.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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