(of legal proceedings or remedies) under the law, sometimes according to the common law or codified law, rather than to what is fair in a particular case; by law:The will, now lost, would have benefited the whole community, but at law the next of kin is the sole heir.: Compare equity defs. 4a, b.
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How to use at law in a sentence
She served as a social worker, lecturer and educator before becoming an Attorney-at-Law.
It was made imperative that a serjeant-at-law or a king's counsel should sit to assist in the judgment.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It could hardly be expected that the heir-at-law would have fulfilled these intentions, even had he been cognisant of them.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
The heir-at-law was well inclined to it, but melancholy, so that the people dare not trust to a settlement from him.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
It would be fatal to the interests of Floyd if the will should be ignored and half the estate allowed him as heir-at-law.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Under the laws of descent its title vests equally in the heirs-at-law, the nephews of the deceased.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy