Definition of Lawsuit

1. Noun. A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy. "The family brought suit against the landlord"

Exact synonyms: Case, Causa, Cause, Suit
Specialized synonyms: Civil Suit, Class Action, Class-action Suit, Countersuit, Criminal Suit, Moot, Bastardy Proceeding, Paternity Suit
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Sue

Definition of Lawsuit

1. n. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.

Definition of Lawsuit

1. Noun. (legal) 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. ¹

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Definition of Lawsuit

1. a legal action [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lawsuit

laws of war
lawsuit (current term)
lawyer's wig
lawyer-client relation
lawyer bush
lawyer cane
lawyer up

Literary usage of Lawsuit

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1. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History and Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"I wish I had hearkened to your advice, and compounded this lawsuit sooner. ... It is true, I was then against the ruinous ways of this lawsuit ; but looking ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1845)
"... S lawsuit. IN France, cveu before the Revolution, less regard was paid to the decisions of a court of law, than to public opinion. ..."

3. Later Stuart Tracts by George Atherton Aitken (1903)
"I wish I had hearkened to your advice, and compounded this lawsuit sooner. ... It is true, I was then against the ruinous ways of this lawsuit ; but looking ..."

4. History of Friedrich the Second: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1885)
"His lawsuit with a Jew was the matter on hand. He talked to me at large about his lawsuit, and with the greatest vehemence ; he wound up by asking me to ..."

5. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"... on the testimony of Real mean- the Clouds. The real meaning of the story about developed. · τ · π iug of the lawsuit the lawsuit between Corax and ..."

6. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"The second person whom I had driven out of the precincts of my castle commenced a lawsuit against me at Paris, affirming that I had robbed him of several of ..."

7. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"The objector did this by the symbolic act of removing the sacrifice from the altar, and he was bound to make good his case by bringing a lawsuit before a ..."

8. Inventory of Unpublished Material for American Religious History in by William Henry Allison (1910)
"Papers relating to trial of Stacey Decou, marked "Purchase lawsuit". Map of the Yearly Meeting, by Shadrach Ricketson. 1821. Minutes of Committee on Nine ..."

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