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 Priscill’ianists.Prisoner of Chillon’. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Prisoner at the Bar.
 
The prisoner in the dock, who is on his trial; so called because anciently he stood at the bar which separated the barristers from the common pleaders.   1
 


 Priscill’ianists.Prisoner of Chillon’. 

 
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