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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An English barrister of the highest rank.

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  • The sergeant-at-law, Pound dryly observed, “would thoroughly understand a modern industrial commission.”
  • Montague to be a sergeant-at-law he intended a further mark of favour to him and to the City, and did not intend that he should lose his place. —
  • In 1824 he became a sergeant-at-law; and he was appointed King's Sergeant in 1827, and Solicitor-General in 1839, when he received the honor of knighthood.
  • The novel, which is the first to be published under the author's real name, follows Sir Richard Lee, sergeant-at-law, who is sent to Sandal Castle in 1322 by King Edward II. for more
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