Definition of Serjeant-at-law
1. Noun. An English barrister of the highest rank.
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Literary usage of Serjeant-at-law
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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Edward Hall Alderson, William Selwyn (1820)
"In the course of this term, Thomas Peake, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, was called to the degree of Serjeant at Law. The motto on his rings was ..."
2. A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students by Archibald Brown (1874)
"... Law Court previous to his elevation to the bench used to be created a serjeant-at-law; but since the Judicature Act, 1873, this is no longer necessary. ..."
3. Bench and Bar: Reminiscences of One of the Last of an Ancient Race by Benjamin Coulson Robinson (1891)
"HAVING given a detailed account of the genesis of a barrister, it may not be out of place to describe the process of his conversion into a serjeant-at-law, ..."
4. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... a Serjeant at Law, and afterwards a Judge of the King's Bench ; where he fate many years, ... Serjeant at Law ..."