Common Serjeant

noun a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in the City of London.

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  • common serjeant — noun : a judicial officer of the Corporation of London who is assistant to the recorder * * * Common Serjeant In London, an assistant to the Recorder, a judge of the quarter session court • • • Main Entry: ↑sergeant * * * Common Serjeant, sewer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • common serjeant — An assistant to the recorder of the City of London …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Common Serjeant of London — Sir Henry Dickens, KC, Common Serjeant of London 1917 1932 The Common Serjeant of London (full title The Serjeant at Law in the Common Hall) is an ancient British legal office, first recorded in 1317, and is the second most senior permanent judge …   Wikipedia

  • serjeant — British for sergeant. The title of the highest rank attainable in England in the profession of the common law. See ancient serjeant; common serjeant; King s premier serjeant; premier serjeant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • common — adj. & n. adj. (commoner, commonest) 1 a occurring often (a common mistake). b ordinary; of ordinary qualities; without special rank or position (no common mind; common soldier; the common people). 2 a shared by, coming from, or done by, more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serjeant — n. 1 (in full serjeant at law, pl. serjeants at law) hist. a barrister of the highest rank. 2 Brit. (in official lists) a sergeant in the Army. Phrases and idioms: Common Serjeant Brit. a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serjeant-at-law — (postnominal SL [cite web | url=http://www.burkes peerage.net/code/hith/help/ahp s.asp | title=Abbreviations (S), Burke s Peerage | accessdate=2006 12 07] ) was an order of barristers at the English or Irish bar. Serjeants at law ( servientes ad… …   Wikipedia

  • serjeant at law — In English legal history, an elite order of attorneys who had the exclusive privilege of arguing before the Court of Common Pleas and also supplied the judges for both Common Pleas and the Court of the King s Bench. Dictionary from West s… …   Law dictionary

  • serjeant — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serjeant at law — Sergeant Ser geant, n. [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See {Serve}, and cf. {Servant}.] [Written also {serjeant}. Both spellings are authorized. In England {serjeant} is usually preferred, except for military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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