Action at Law
is an acrostic for aal.
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Definition of the noun action at law
What does action at law mean as a name of something?
- 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
- domain: jurisprudence / law
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of action at law: action / legal action
- more generic terms: legal proceeding / proceeding / proceedings = the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
- more specific terms:
- antitrust case = a legal action brought against parties who are charged with limiting free competition in the market place
- civil action = legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy
- counterclaim = a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
- custody case = a legal action to determine custody
- lis pendens = a pending lawsuit
- criminal prosecution / prosecution = the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
- test case / test suit = a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent
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The 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.
Encyclopedia 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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