legal action
I noun action, action at law, cause, controversy, instituted proceedings, judicial proceedings, judicial recourse, lawsuit, legal process, legal recourse, litigation, matter, proceeding, process, prosecution, suit, suit in law II index action (proceeding), cause (lawsuit), controversy (lawsuit), day in court, lawsuit, matter (case), proceeding, prosecution (criminal trial), suit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legal action
Any lawsuit, judicial proceeding, or prosecution, brought to protect a right or remedy a legal violation or injustice.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Criminal Law
Category: DUI / DWI & Traffic Tickets
Category: DUI / DWI
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Traffic Tickets

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

legal action
n.
   any lawsuit, petition or prosecution.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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