noun (plural serjeants-at-law)British historical
A barrister of the highest rank.
- The repairing and re-edifying of the old house by this Edward Baber (who was great great grandson of the Serjeant-at-Law) must have occurred about 1700.
- The nucleus of this fine old house dates probably from the 15th century and its founder was a Rogers, most likely the serjeant at law.
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