To go to law

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To go to law to seek a settlement of any matter by bringing it before the courts of law; to sue or prosecute some one.
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Quotations

  • Vivien Kellems
    Vivien Kellems
    “Our tax law is a 1, 598-page hydra-headed monster and I'm going to attack and attack and attack until I have ironed out every fault in it.”

Usage

In literature:

Is we to have any settlement made to us, or is we to go to law?
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Do you think the count would go to law about his daughter's reputation?
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
But these flags given, glad we go To waiting homes with vindicated laws.
"Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War" by Herman Melville
They could not refuse to obey the law because it would not go into effect until November.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Go to a wig-and-gown-maker near the Law Courts.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., October 11, 1890" by Various
Smuggling rifles ashore is a big offence here in the Persian Gulf, and I'm not going to put myself in the way of the law, if I know it.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
As your son-in-law is going to Fourche to-morrow, he can just as well take her.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
We're not going to take a chance of being badly hurt, law or no law.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
It is better that you go to the home of your parents-in-law, and you go and prepare the things needed in Ibal,' said Kaboniyan.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Go, therefore, to the place where he dwells, and listen there to the true exposition of the law.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
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In poetry:

They laughed to think, as through the throng
Of suitors sad they passed,
That they, who'd lived and loved so long,
Should go to law at last.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ye have played with the Law between your lips,
And mouthed it daintilee;
But the gist o' the speech is ill to teach,
For ye say: "Let wrong go free."
"The Ballad of the Red Earl" by Rudyard Kipling
Think ye can stop the march of mind?
Go,—think of chaining fast the wind!
Your "fugitive laws," all combined,
Must cease to be—
Beware!—we warn you well!—
Man will be free!
"On The Fugitive Law" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
But soon he paused his cause to try,
And thus he said, Why should not I
Be slave instead of Cuff, and he
As well be running after me
As I for him?—I'll let him go,
Whether he's free by law or no.
"Amusing Trial, in Which a Yankee Lawyer Rendered a Just Verdict." by Anonymous Americas
Presumptuously we curse and swear,
And Christ himself in pieces tear,
And for a straw, or any trifle, fight;
Without the least remorse, or awe,
('Till beggar'd quite) we go to law,
But leave the poor in a most piteous plight.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
Cose you know w'en women argy, dey is mighty easy led
By dey hea'ts an' don't go foolin' 'bout de reasons of de haid.
So huh mammy laid de law down (she ain' reckernizin' wrong),
But you got to mek erlowance fu' de cause dat go along.
"How Lucy Backslid" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

The Right to Go to Law School.
But if they do, they're going to have to torture the law pretty hard to get there.
Hall Testifies of Necessity 'To Go Above Written Law '.
Is he going to teach the population that it's all right to break the law.
South Carolina has issued notice it plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling keeping most of the state's tough new immigration law from going into effect.
CARSON CITY — Traffic deaths in Clark County are up this year and the state, as one solution, is going to push to toughen its seat belt law, officials said.
MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.- Before you go out 'trick-or-treating' this Halloween, local law enforcement officials want you to know what could happen if you get caught.
Jude Law's going to be a daddy.
The liberal Kagan says the conservative Scalia will go down in history for his insistence that justices look more to the words of a law than they used to.
A new state law will go into effect January 1st requiring households in Washington to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors.
A new state law going into effect next week may allow gardens with up to 45 marijuana plants for medical use, but the Clark County commissioners aren't going to allow it.
I know we live in a different age now, but what the heck is going on when it comes to people not respecting the law or the men and women wearing the uniform.
Is the Virginia ruling that a challenge to the Obama Care law can go ahead an important one.
It is bad enough for the Obama administration and its cheerleaders in the media to falsely brand the effort by various states to require citizens to present a picture ID when they go to vote as a revival of Jim Crow laws.
I am going to call the law.
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In science:

By going to a subsequence if necessary, we may assume that the joint processes ( ~Yhki , Z hki ) converges weakly in law, and by Skorohod’s representation theorem (see e.g. [Bil99, Theorem 6.7]), we can couple the ( ~Yhki , Z hki )’s such that the convergence is almost sure.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net
It is therefore important to go beyond the usual setup, proving other types of limit laws.
A conditional quenched CLT for random walks among random conductances on $\mathbb{Z}^d$
Two natural ways to generalize Theorem 2.16 are as follows: One is to go beyond the annealed law and the other is to extend beyond reversible Markov chains.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
It contains many applications of this theory (such as the study of the smoothness of probability laws or the anticipating stochastic calculus) and constitutes, as such, an unavoidable reference to go further.
Lectures on Gaussian approximations with Malliavin calculus
Invariance principles for conditioned random walks have a long history, going back at least to the work of Liggett , who proved that the bridge of a random walk in the domain of attraction of a stable law, suitably rescaled, converges in distribution toward the bridge of the corresponding stable Lévy process.
An invariance principle for random walk bridges conditioned to stay positive
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