Definition of Legal action
1. Noun. A judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong.
Specialized synonyms: Antitrust Case, Civil Action, Counterclaim, Custody Case, Lis Pendens, Criminal Prosecution, Prosecution, Test Case, Test Suit
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Action
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Literary usage of Legal action
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1. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"May invoke Equitable Right in Aid of legal action. The principle maybe applied in ... In a purely legal action, or, to speak more Bodine, 74 id. 30; Lawe v. ..."
2. Prevention Plus II: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Drug-Free Communities (1994)
"Prevention Through Regulatory and legal action The important influence that laws and ... Communities can influence regulatory and legal action pertaining to ..."
3. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1899)
"By the reformed procedure, when the vendor commences a legal action to recover possession of the land from the vendee, the latter need not resort to a ..."
4. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1859)
"The five modes of proceeding by legal action as named and described by Gaius (iv. 12), were, Sacramento, Per judicis ..."
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