side-bar rule

noun

: an English legal rule authorized by the court to be granted by the clerk of the rules upon a praecipe as a matter of course without formal application being made to the court

Word History

Etymology

so called from its being formerly moved for by the attorneys within a bar on the side of the court in Westminster Hall, former chief law court of England

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“Side-bar rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side-bar%20rule. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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