What does action at law mean?

action at law meaning in General Dictionary

a judicial proceeding brought by one-party against another; one-party prosecutes another for a wrong done or even for protection of a right and for avoidance of an incorrect

Sentence Examples with the word action at law

The Latin praevaricatio was specifically applied to the conduct in an action at law in which an advocate (praevaricator) in collusion with his opponent put up a bad case of defence.

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