adequate remedy at law

A remedy at law which defeats by its existence the jurisdiction of equity, being a remedy which is plain, clear and certain, prompt or speedy, sufficient, full, or complete, practical, and efficient to the attainment of the ends of justice. 27 Am J12d Equity § 94. A term impossible of complete and accurate definition, but meaning generally relief as certain, prompt, practicable, and efficient as an injunction would be. 28 Am J Rev ed Inj § 39.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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