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  • noun Plural form of serjeant.

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Examples

  • And if any matter occur in which the bailiffs or sheriffs or others such as serjeants or foresters act contrary to their oaths and be attainted of so doing, it is our will that they be punished in their goods and in their persons, according as the offence demands, and the bailiffs shall be punished by us, and the rest by the bailiffs.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Perhaps this mystique formed in the Middle Ages, when judges likely did join the bench prepared, in part because they were chosen from a very select group of senior barristers--the serjeants-at-law--who served a sort of de facto judicial apprenticeship.

    The Judicial Education of William de Grey

  • But by the 18th century, not only had most new judges not been serjeants before taking the bench, that is, since all judges had to become serjeants at least right before going on the court, but legal practice had in many instances become specialized, and, as with de Grey, the top-flight barristers had often spent most of their careers in Chancery.

    The Judicial Education of William de Grey

  • Only the court could appoint to the higher rank; and the court later restricted the number of serjeants to twelve.

    A History of American Law

  • Only the court could appoint to the higher rank; and the court later restricted the number of serjeants to twelve.

    A History of American Law

  • The serjeants had the power and duty to conduct examinations for admission to the bar.163 In Virginia, a law of 1748 gave its high court control over licensing and admission to the bar.

    A History of American Law

  • The serjeants had the power and duty to conduct examinations for admission to the bar.163 In Virginia, a law of 1748 gave its high court control over licensing and admission to the bar.

    A History of American Law

  • The serjeants had the power and duty to conduct examinations for admission to the bar.163 In Virginia, a law of 1748 gave its high court control over licensing and admission to the bar.

    A History of American Law

  • Only the court could appoint to the higher rank; and the court later restricted the number of serjeants to twelve.

    A History of American Law

  • How will the maverick Norman Lamb's "pint police", "beer bobbies" and "spirits serjeants" distinguish between people who happen to be drunk - rat-arsed or otherwise - for different reasons and have different causes for being in hospital that are more or less their fault.

    Clever Old Norman Lamb: One More for the Road

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