noun Date: 1624 a suit in law ; a case before a court

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  • lawsuit — law‧suit [ˈlɔːsuːt, sjuːt ǁ ˈlɒːsuːt] noun [countable] LAW a charge, claim, or complaint against someone that is made in a court of law by a private person or company, not by the police or state: lawsuit against • Local people filed a private… …   Financial and business terms

  • lawsuit — law·suit n: an action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong: suit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lawsuit …   Law dictionary

  • Lawsuit — Law suit , n. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawsuit — 1620s, from LAW (Cf. law) + SUIT (Cf. suit) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lawsuit — *suit, action, cause, case …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lawsuit — [n] case brought to court accusation, action, argument, arraignment, assumpsit, bill, cause, claim, contest, dispute, impeachment, indictment, litigation, presentment, proceedings, prosecution, replevin, suit, trial; concept 318 …   New thesaurus

  • lawsuit — ► NOUN ▪ a claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication …   English terms dictionary

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  • Lawsuit — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Lawsuit >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lawsuit lawsuit suit action cause Sgm: N 1 litigation litigation Sgm: N 1 suit in law suit in law Sgm: N 1 dispute dispute &c. 713 GRP …   English dictionary for students

  • lawsuit — n. 1) to bring, file, institute; lose; settle; win a lawsuit 2) a lawsuit against; over * * * [ lɔːsjuːt] file institute lose over settle win a lawsuit …   Combinatory dictionary

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