blue bag

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Traditionally, a bag to carry a barrister's robes. When a person is called to the bar, by tradition he is provided, as part of his outfit, with a blue bag to carry his robe and wig box. If later on he is in a case with a Queen's Counsel as his leader, it is the privilege of the QC, if he thinks the junior has played his part well, to present him with a red bag.

Subjects: Law.

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