- action at law
n.An action brought in a court of law.
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action at law — noun 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 • Syn: ↑legal action, ↑action • Derivationally related forms: ↑action (for:… … Useful english dictionary
action at law — An action prosecuted in a law court, as distinguished from a suit in equity. An action, the purpose of which is the recovery of a sum of money or damages, or an action wherein the only relief obtainable or appropriate is a money judgment for… … Ballentine's law dictionary
course of an action at law — index proceeding Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
remediable by an action at law — index actionable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
commencement of action at law — At common law, an action was commenced and pending from the first moment of the day on which the writ was issued and bore teste. Newman v Chapman, 23 Va (2 Rand) 93. For definition in accord with modern practice, See commencement of action … Ballentine's law dictionary
action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense … Law dictionary
law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… … Law dictionary
action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… … Black's law dictionary
action on the case — action on the case: trespass on the case at trespass Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. action on the case … Law dictionary
action of debt — debt 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. action of debt … Law dictionary