serjeant-at-law


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Noun1.serjeant-at-law - an English barrister of the highest rank
barrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
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1550), a serjeant-at-law, later King's Sergeant and a Justice of the Common Pleas, entertained important guests.
In 1594, he was back in London as a Serjeant-at-law, followed by promotion as Principal Serjeant for James I, who knighted him in 1603.