Lawsuit

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

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  • 5 lawsuit — *suit, action, cause, case …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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 …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 lawsuit — [lô′so͞ot΄] n. a suit between private parties at law or in equity; case before a civil court …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Lawsuit — Litigators redirects here. For John Grisham s 25th novel, see The Litigators. Civil action redirects here. For the film of the same name, see A Civil Action. Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 lawsuit */ — UK [ˈlɔːˌsuːt] / US [ˈlɔˌsut] noun [countable] Word forms lawsuit : singular lawsuit plural lawsuits a case that a court of law is asked to decide involving a disagreement between two people or organizations file a lawsuit against someone: The… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 lawsuit — [[t]lɔ͟ːsuːt[/t]] lawsuits N COUNT A lawsuit is a case in a court of law which concerns a dispute between two people or organizations. [FORMAL] The dispute culminated last week in a lawsuit against the government. ...a lawsuit brought by Barclays …

    English dictionary

  • 14 lawsuit — law|suit [ˈlo:su:t, sju:t US ˈlo:su:t] n a problem or complaint that a person or organization brings to a court of law to be settled = ↑suit lawsuit against ▪ His lawyer filed a lawsuit against the city …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 lawsuit — law|suit [ lɔ,sut ] noun count * a case that a court of law is asked to decide involving a disagreement between two people or organizations: file a lawsuit against someone: The singer has filed a $100 million lawsuit against his record company …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 lawsuit — noun (C) 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; suit 1 (4): file a lawsuit: Local people filed a private lawsuit against the oil company over water… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 lawsuit — / lɔ:su:t/ noun a case brought to a court ♦ to bring a lawsuit against someone to tell someone to appear in court to settle an argument ♦ to defend a lawsuit to appear in court to state your case …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 lawsuit — noun In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution. The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve …

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  • 19 lawsuit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Legal action Nouns 1. lawsuit, suit, action, cause, litigation, proceedings, dispute; hearing, trial; verdict, judgment, award; recovery, damages. See legality. 2. (legal actions) citation, arraignment,… …

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  • 20 lawsuit — noun the actor is now involved in a lawsuit against his former business manager Syn: legal action, suit, case, action, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, proceedings, litigation, trial, legal dispute, legal contest …

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