- n. an English barrister of the highest rank
“The sergeant-at-law, Pound dryly observed, “would thoroughly understand a modern industrial commission.””
“Joseph Girdler, sergeant-at-law of the Inner Temple, complained in 1733 that his fathers estate was being devoured by the mad doctors, with Dr James Monro demanding 130 for treatment, while Girdler thought him not worth a quarter of that sum.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A celebrated medium was, however, present, as were some half-dozen ladies and gentlemen well known in society -- one of the latter being a sergeant-at-law, and a judge accustomed to sift evidence and determine the difference between truth and falsehood.”
“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. —”
“The sacrist had finished his exposition, and the sergeant-at-law was about to conclude a case which Nigel could in no way controvert, when help came to him from an unexpected quarter.”
“His studies were continued, and in time he became a clerk of his kinsman, “Judge Nicholls,” whose name appears in letters, and who was a sergeant-at-law.”
“† Three brothers of the family of Peere Williams, sergeant-at-law, London, and famous reporter — John, William, and Otho Williams — migrated to America early in the eighteenth century.”
“His studies were continued, and in time he became a clerk of his kinsman, "Judge Nicholls," whose name appears in letters, and who was a sergeant-at-law.”
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