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action at law

n. 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 [syn: legal action, action]

Usage examples of "action at law".

On the advice of the committee, no action at law against the delegate-perpetrators was contemplated by the Soviet judiciary.

That ought to come out of the estate, and it'll be cheaper than an action at law.