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The Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
The Vice-Chancellors.
The Puisne Justices of the Queen's Bench.
The Puisne Justices of the Common Pleas.
The Puisne Barons of the Exchequer.
The Official Principal of the Arches Court.
The Judge of the Admiralty Court.
The Master of the Faculties.
The Judges of the Court of Review.
Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber.
Esquires by Office.
Queen’s Counsel.

JUDICIAL AND LEGAL PRECEDENCE. The Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. The Lord Chief Justice. The Master of the Rolls. The Vice-Chancellor of England. The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. The Chief Baron of the Exchequer. The two Junior Vice-Chancellors. The Puisne Justices of the Queen's Bench.

Common Pleas. Barons of the Exchequer. The Official Principal of the Arches Court. The Judge of the Admiralty Court. The Master of the Faculties. The Judges of the Court of Review, The Queen's Advocate. The Queen's Attorney-General. The Lord Advocate of Scotland. The Queen's Solicitor-General.

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The Queen's Premier Sergeant.
The Queen's Ancient Sergeant.
The Queen's Sergeants.
Queen's Counsel.
Sergeants at Law.
The Recorder of London.
The Common Sergeant of London.
Doctors of the Civil Law.
Barristers having Patents of precedence.
Barristers according to date of call.
Proctors.
Solicitors.
Attorneys.

In the profession of the law, personal or hereditary distinctions are not recognized. One barrister does not lead, or enjoy pre-audience over another in right of being a knight, or a baronet, or the son of a peer. Distinctions, hereditary or personal, though giving rank in society, impart no privilege to any man in the exercise of his functions as a member of the legal profession. The foregoing table presents the only ranks recognized by the courts of justice, with the exception of patents of precedence, which the Crown may grant to any member of the profession.

CLERICAL PRECEDENCE.

Archbishop of Canterbury.

of York.
of Armagh.
of Dublin.

Bishops of London.

of Durham.

of Winchester. English Suffragan Bishops, according to their

dates of Consecration. Irish Suffragan Bishops in a similar order of

succession. The Bishop of Sodor and Mann. Scottish Bishops according to date of Conse

cration.
Colonial Bishops according to date of Conse-

cration.
Deans according to date.
Archdeacons according to date.
Rectors being of the degree of D.D.

not of that degree.
Vicars of the degree of D.D.

- not of that degree. Curates.

UNIVERSITY PRECEDENCE. The degrees granted by Universities are as fol

lows :

1st. Doctor of any of the Faculties.
2nd. Bachelor of any of the Faculties.
3rd. Master of Arts.

4th. Bachelor of Arts. The several Faculties in which degrees are granted take rank as follows:

1st. Divinity.
2nd. Law.
3rd. Medicine.
4th. Music.

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Persons of the same academical rank, and if of the same University, take precedence amongst each other according to the dates of their degrees. Those of the same rank who have graduated at different places, take rank according to the dates of foundation of the Universities to which they belong.

The following are the Universities of the United Kingdom, with the dates of their foundations. Oxford

886 Cambridge

1110 St. Andrews

1413 Glasgow ,

1450 Aberdeen

1494 Edinburgh

1582 Dublin

1593 London

1836 Durham

1837

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NAVAL PRECEDENCE.
Lord High Admiral.
Admirals of the Fleet.

of the Red.
of the White.

of the Blue.
Vice-Admirals of the Red.

of the White.

of the Blue. Rear-Admirals of the Red.

of the White.

of the Blue.
Commodores.
Captains.
Commanders.

Lieutenants.
Physicians.
Surgeons.
Assistant-Surgeons.

MILITARY PRECEDENCE.
Field-Marshals.
Generals.
Lieutenant-Generals.
Major-Generals.
Brigadier-Generals.
Colonels in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry.
Lieutenant-Colonels in the Artillery,

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry. Majors in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry. Captains in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry. Surgeons in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry. Lieutenants in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.

Infantry.
Assistant-Surgeons in the Artillery.

Cavalry Regiments.
Infantry.

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