serjeant-at-law

noun

ser·​jeant-at-law ˌsär-jənt-ət-ˈlȯ How to pronounce serjeant-at-law (audio)
plural serjeants-at-law
British : a member of a former class of barristers of the highest rank

Word History

First Known Use

1503, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serjeant-at-law was in 1503

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“Serjeant-at-law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serjeant-at-law. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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