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Action at Law

is an acrostic for aal.

Definition of the noun action at law

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  1. a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong

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Google previewThe Law-dictionary (1811)

Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law; Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government by Giles Jacob

AN Action AT LAw by which a person ousted or amoved from the possession of an estate for years, may recover that possession: and which action is now used as the general mode of trying disputed titles to lands and tenements. See 3 Comm.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Iowa Law (1914)

Being a Plain Statement of the Law of Iowa So Far as it Affects the People in Their Business, Domestic and Social Relations ... by Ezra Christian Ebersole

A court, in the exercise of its equitable powers, may by injunction, for good cause shown, restrain a party from prosecuting an action at law in the same court. Thus the district court has both a law and an equity side, and actions on the one side ...

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