costs
I noun burden of expenditure, charges, damages, disbursement, expenditure, expenses, outlay, out-of-pocket expenses, payment, penalty associated concepts: award of costs in an action, awards for pain and suffering, bill of costs, certification of costs, damages, fees, fines, payment of costs, penalties, punitive awards, remittiture II index damages, disbursement (funds paid out), out of pocket

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


costs
n.
The expenses involved in taking a case to trial, sometimes awarded to the victorious party; costs usually do not include attorney’s fees.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


costs
the expenses incurred in relation to a legal action that may be awarded by the court, usually (although not always) to the party who wins.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


costs
Fees, charges, disbursements, expenses, and remuneration in legal proceedings.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


costs
n. The filing fees, jury fees, court reporter fees, and other expenses, excluding attorneys' fees, incurred in the prosecution of or defense against a civil suit. When allowed by statute, a court may order the losing party in a civil action to reimburse the successful party for his or her costs. Also called court costs.
See also bill of costs.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


costs
Fees and charges required by law to be paid to the courts or their officers, the amount of which is specified by court rule or statute. A monetary allowance, granted by the court to a prevailing party and recoverable from the unsuccessful party, for expenses incurred in instituting or defending an action or a separate proceeding within an action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


costs
Fees and charges required by law to be paid to the courts or their officers, the amount of which is specified by court rule or statute. A monetary allowance, granted by the court to a prevailing party and recoverable from the unsuccessful party, for expenses incurred in instituting or defending an action or a separate proceeding within an action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

costs
n.
   shorthand for court costs.
   See also: court costs

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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