Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Before a court of law, as distinguished from equity or other tribunals.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    According to law; by, for or in law; particularly in distinction from that which is done in or according to equity; or in titles such as sergeant at law, barrister at law, attorney or counsellor at law. See Hooker v. Nichola, 116 N. a 157, 21 S. E. 208.