Struck off


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STRUCK OFF. A case is said to be struck off, where the court has no jurisdiction, and can give no judgment, and order that the case be taken off the record, which is done by an entry to that effect.

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Since he was struck off the Rolls Old Sharon has discovered that the straight way is, on the whole, the best way, even in a man's own interests.
Then there was a great heave of relief among the crowd, as if they felt that the last fetters of the conspiracy had been struck off Laura herself, and the assembly slowly withdrew.
For a while, I hid myself among some lanes and by-paths, and then struck off to walk all the way to London.
Thou shalt come back neither to Beaulieu nor to any of the granges of Beaulieu, and thy name shall be struck off the scrolls of the order.
But a Power, mightier than the forces of evil, had struck off his fetters and led him back to his long-forfeited liberty and light.
The Jew stopped for an instant at the corner of the street; and, glancing suspiciously round, crossed the road, and struck off in the direction of the Spitalfields.
He knew not on whom to vent his grief and wrath, until fortunately bethinking himself of the lord chamberlain who had brought him home, he struck off his pension and his head together.
Charles' head was still firm on his shoulders when this little brown-backed volume was struck off.
She proceeded so quickly, when she got free of the two currents of passengers setting towards and from the bridge, that, between this and the advance she had of us when she struck off, we were in the narrow water-side street by Millbank before we came up with her.
We had come to a point where a narrow grassy path struck off from the road and wound away across the moor.
The rising solicitor was struck off the roll, at his own request--and entered himself as a student at one of the Inns of Court.
who struck off with great skill brief humorous pictures of typical figures--the Dissembler, the Flatterer, the Coward, and so on.