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court of law

n. any tribunal within a judicial system. Under English common law and in some states it was a court which heard only lawsuits in which damages were sought, as distinguished from a court of equity which could grant special remedies. That distinction has dissolved and every court (with the exception of federal bankruptcy courts) is a court of law. (See: court, equity, chancery)

See: bar, bench, court, forum, judicatory, judicature, tribunal
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Justice Afridi had asked whether the disqualification of a private respondent [Mr Shah] under Article 62(1)(f) was passed by a court of law or otherwise; whether his disqualification, if any, would be permanent in nature in terms of the test laid down in one of the earlier judgements of the apex court in the Samiullah Baloch case; whether the lack of bona fide on part of the petitioner in invoking the constitutional jurisdiction of the high court under Article 199 of the Constitution and having an alternative remedy under the election laws rendered the petition maintainable or otherwise; and whether the disqualification of the private respondent could be ignored by this court keeping in view the dicta laid down in the cases of Sher Alam Khan and Raja Shoukat Aziz Bhatti.
Mian Tariq and son have been declared wanted and absconding from the court of law after failing to be present in the court during proceedings, despite several summons.
The court of law can be said to be any perceptible individual or government institution with the exclusive right and authority to judge or adjudicate, legal disputes between conflicting parties.
I think it is quite in order that before people think of embezzling funds they should weigh the cost of maintaining one's freedom even as one await to be proven guilty in a court of law.
'I am confident that I will be fully vindicated in the competent court of law,' he added.
The families asked as to why the young men were illegally detained and if they are guilty then they should be brought in a court of law to prove their guilt.
Justice Saeed says that a declaration by the Court of Law would mean a conclusive finding.
The FPCCI elaborated that being an independent, unbiased and trustworthy body because of the nature of its composition (FBR officials and other experts from public and private sectors) ADRC will have a very strong element of credibility and hoped that the efficient use of ADRC will have a solitary effect on generation of more taxes to the Government Exchequer, quick disposal of longstanding pending cases in court of law, reduction in litigations and court cases.
Agencies are making noises in the media but they will not be able to prove the charges in a court of law. I am sure Nirav Modi will not be found guilty," the lawyer said.
'Disqualification recorded by a court of law under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot be overtaken by sub-constitutional law and if a person cannot become parliamentarian because of the operation of constitutional law, he surely cannot become the head or an office-bearer of a political party, ' the petition had said.
Rohtagi, said that the correctness of entries in the visitors' diary can only be ascertained in the court of law through evidence.
The police will conduct further investigations and produce the suspect before a court of law. (SPA)