proceedings at law or in chancery

proceedings at law or in chancery
suits or proceedings at law or in chancery
Suits instituted and carried or in substantial conformity with the forms and modes prescribed by the common law or by the rules in chancery excluding cases instituted and carried on solely in accordance with statutory provisions. Under current rules practice in the federal and most state courts, there is now only one form of action called a "civil action", which embraces both actions at law and in equity. Fed.R.Civil P. 2

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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