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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 previewA Popular Law-Dictionary, familiarly explaining the terms and nature of English Law, etc (1838)

by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS

The death of a plaintiff or defendant in an action at law, causes it to abate, that is, to fall to the ground or cease. In a suit in chancery, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary and Glossary (1867)

Containing Full Definitions of the Prinicipal Terms of the Common and Civil Law, Together with Translations and Explanations of the Various Technical Phrases in Different Languages, Occurring in the Ancient and Modern Reports, and Standard Treatises; Embracing, Also, All the Principal Common and Civil Law Maxims. Compiled on the Basis of Spelman's Glossary, and Adapted to the Jurisprudence of the United States; with Copious Illustrations, Critical and Historical by Alexander Mansfield Burrill

A denial, by the defendant in an action at law, ...

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