Definition of Action at law
1. 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.
Specialized synonyms: Antitrust Case, Civil Action, Counterclaim, Custody Case, Lis Pendens, Criminal Prosecution, Prosecution, Test Case, Test Suit
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Action
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Literary usage of Action at law
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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... a final judgment, previously rendered In an action at law for the same cause of action, Is a good defense. [No. 116. ..."
2. The Law of Trademarks, Tradenames and Unfair Competition: Including Trade by James Love Hopkins (1917)
"The only redress for a trademark infringement was at first by an action in a common law court for damages for deceit.1 An action at law for damages is ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"But, where the remedy by action at law on the note is barred by the statute of limitations, the vendor's lien given by implication of law will not be ..."
4. A Treatise on the Limitation of Actions at Law and in Equity: With an by Horace Gay Wood (1893)
"Now, as we have seen, if an action at law had been brought, or the demand had rested аз a mere demand at law to be prosecuted before ..."
5. A Treatise on Extraordinary Relief in Equity and at Law: Covering: Part I by Thomas Carl Spelling (1893)
"992. Insolvency of Defendant. 983. Allegations of Fraud ; Legal Hight. 993. Allegation of Commission or Threat 984. In Suit to restrain Action at Law. to ..."