lawsuit


lawsuit
law·suit n: an action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong: suit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

lawsuit
I noun action, action at law, case, case for decision, cause in court, claim, contention, contest, controversia, controversy, controversy before a court, court action, dispute, judicial contest, legal action, legal argument, legal contest, legal controversy, legal dispute, legal proceedings, lis, litigation, matter for judgment, proceeding, suit at law, suit in equity, trial II index action (proceeding), matter (case), proceeding, suit, trial (legal proceeding)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


lawsuit
n.
An action at law or equity; a dispute brought before a court for determination.

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


lawsuit
1) A legal action by one person or entity against another person or entity, to be decided in a court of law.
2) The complaint or petition that begins a court case.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


lawsuit
n. A litigation or action brought in a court.
See also suit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


lawsuit
A popular designation of a legal proceeding between two parties in the courts, instituted by one party to compel another to do himself or herself justice, regardless of whether the action is based upon law or equity.

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


lawsuit
I
A popular designation of a legal proceeding between two parties in the courts, instituted by one party to compel another to do himself or herself justice, regardless of whether the action is based upon law or equity.
II An action or proceeding in a civil court; term used for a suit or action between two private parties in a court of law.

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

lawsuit
n.
   a common term for a legal action by one person or entity against another person or entity, to be decided in a court of law, sometimes just called a "suit." The legal claims within a lawsuit are called "causes of action."
   See also: case, cause of action, suit

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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