Definition of pupil-master in English:

pupil-master

noun

British
  • A barrister in charge of a trainee barrister.

    • ‘the shadow chancellor said the decision was ‘the most humiliating U-turn’ for the prime minister's former pupil-master.’
    • ‘Amongst 20 Labour rebels was ex-Lord Chancellor, the prime minister's pupil-master when he was training as a lawyer.’
    • ‘The roots of the prime minister's sacking of his old pupil-master last year lie in the dispute over criminal justice between the lord chancellor and the minister.’
    • ‘Part VII of the Code contained sections on pupil-masters and pupils.’
    • ‘It is not a good idea to find yourself crying with laughter at work as your pupil-master (for non-lawyers, that's basically your Big Boss Man) walks towards you.’