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An action prosecuted in a law court, as distinguished from a suit in equity. An action, the purpose of which is the recovery of a sum of money or damages, or an action wherein the only relief obtainable or appropriate is a money judgment for damages. An action for the determination of legal rights as opposed to equitable considerations. The characterization of the right as legal or equitable is determined by the nature of the remedy. An action which seeks only legal remedies. 

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