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serjeant at law

noun
  1. (formerly in England) a barrister of a special rank, to which he was raised by a writ under the Great SealAlso called: serjeant, sergeant at law, sergeant
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Examples from the Web for serjeant at law

Historical Examples

  • Boutell has figured this brass, which he states to be that of a serjeant-at-law.

    The Customs of Old England

    F. J. Snell

  • He found means, however, to get reconciled to Cromwell in 1648, and became one of his Council and Serjeant-at-law.

    The Hawarden Visitors' Hand-Book

    William Henry Gladstone

  • It was made imperative that a serjeant-at-law or a king's counsel should sit to assist in the judgment.

  • Bradshawe, a serjeant-at-law of no practice, was the president, wearing a high Puritan hat lined inside with iron.