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English noun: action at law

1. action at law (act) a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong


Synonymsaction, legal action


Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings


Narrower (hyponym)antitrust case, civil action, counterclaim, criminal prosecution, custody case, lis pendens, prosecution, test case, test suit


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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