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law·suit

 (lô′so͞ot′)
n.
An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.

lawsuit

(ˈlɔːˌsuːt; -ˌsjuːt)
n
(Law) a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action

law•suit

(ˈlɔˌsut)

n.
a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.
[1615–25]

lawsuit

An action brought in a court of law by one party against another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawsuit - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedylawsuit - 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"
civil suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suit - a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuit - a suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
moot - a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot"
bastardy proceeding, paternity suit - a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

lawsuit

noun case, cause, action, trial, suit, argument, proceedings, dispute, contest, prosecution, legal action, indictment, litigation, industrial tribunal, legal proceedings The dispute culminated in a lawsuit against the government.

lawsuit

noun
A legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right:
Translations
دَعْوى قَضائِيَّه
soudní přesoudní proces
retssag
per
mál, málssókn

lawsuit

[ˈlɔːsuːt] Npleito m, juicio m
to bring a lawsuit against sbentablar demanda judicial contra algn

lawsuit

[ˈlɔːsuːt] naction f en justice
to bring a lawsuit against sb → engager des poursuites contre qn, intenter une action en justice contre qn

lawsuit

[ˈlɔːˌsuːt] ncausa, processo
to bring a lawsuit against → intentare causa a

law

(loː) noun
1. the collection of rules according to which people live or a country etc is governed. Such an action is against the law; law and order.
2. any one of such rules. A new law has been passed by Parliament.
3. (in science) a rule that says that under certain conditions certain things always happen. the law of gravity.
ˈlawful adjective
1. (negative unlawful) allowed by law. He was attacked while going about his lawful business.
2. just or rightful. She is the lawful owner of the property.
ˈlawfully adverb
ˈlawless adjective
paying no attention to, and not keeping, the law. In its early days, the American West was full of lawless men.
ˈlawlessly adverb
ˈlawlessness noun
lawyer (ˈloːjə) noun
a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law. If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.
ˈlaw-abiding adjective
obeying the law. a law- abiding citizen.
law court (also court of law)
a place where people accused of crimes are tried and legal disagreements between people are judged.
ˈlawsuit noun
a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled.
be a law unto oneself
to be inclined not to obey rules or follow the usual customs and conventions.
the law
the police. The thief was still in the building when the law arrived.
the law of the land
the established law of a country.
lay down the law
to state something in a way that indicates that one expects one's opinion and orders to be accepted without argument.

lawsuit

n. pleito legal, litigio.

lawsuit

n demanda
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