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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Out·er a. [Compar. of Out.]  Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the outer stump in cricket; the outer world.
 Outer bar, in England, the body of junior (or utter) barristers; -- so called because in court they occupy a place beyond the space reserved for Queen's counsel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ut·ter a.
 1. Outer. “Thine utter eyen.” --Chaucer. [Obs.] “By him a shirt and utter mantle laid.”
 As doth an hidden moth
 The inner garment fret, not th' utter touch.   --Spenser.
 2. Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer. [Obs.]
    Through utter and through middle darkness borne.   --Milton.
    The very utter part of Saint Adelmes point is five miles from Sandwich.   --Holinshed.
 3. Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness.
    They . . . are utter strangers to all those anxious thoughts which disquiet mankind.   --Atterbury.
 4. Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial.
 Utter bar Law, the whole body of junior barristers. See Outer bar, under 1st Outer. [Eng.]
 Utter barrister Law, one recently admitted as barrister, who is accustomed to plead without, or outside, the bar, as distinguished from the benchers, who are sometimes permitted to plead within the bar. [Eng.]