Definition of Sergeant-at-law
1. Noun. An English barrister of the highest rank.
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Literary usage of Sergeant-at-law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1841)
"ART. X.—Speech for the Defendant in the Prosecution of The Queen v. Moxon, for the Publication of Shelley's Works. By TN TALFOURD, Sergeant at Law. ..."
2. History of Zionism, 1600-1918 by Nahum Sokolow (1919)
"Dr. William Gouge—Sir Henry Finch, Sergeant- at-law—King James I—Archbishop Laud—Archbishop Abbot—Roger Williams—Johanna Cartwright and her son ..."
3. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1829)
"«d must be The defendant pleaded his privilege as a sergeant at law, with tho writ annexed. oa 3. STILES v. MEAD, HT 1726, KB S Stra. 733. Ter'fied ЬУ only, ..."
4. The Metropolitan (1837)
"Previous to 1834, no counsel who had not attained to the rank of a sergeant-at-law, had the right of pleading in the Court of Common Pleas ; but by a ..."
5. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1856)
"It thus appears that Richard Shuttleworth became Sergeant-at-Law on the 4th July 1584. In these Accounts he is not styled " Mr. Sergeant Shuttleworth" till ..."
6. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... m. court-advocate, sergeant-at-law; —amt, n. court employment; office in the royal household; ..."