suit


suit
suit n [Anglo-French siute suite suit request to initiate legal proceedings, literally, pursuit, from siute, feminine past participle of suire to follow, from Old French sivre see sue]: a proceeding to enforce a right or claim; specif: an action brought in a court seeking a remedy for injuries suffered or a determination of rights: lawsuit

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

suit
I noun actio, action, action at law, action to serve justice, case, causa, cause, cause in court, judicial contest, lawsuit, legal action, legal proceeding, legal remedy, lis, litigation, petition, proceeding, suit in law, trial associated concepts: class suits, nonsuit, suit against state foreign phrases:
- Secta est pugna civilis; sicut actores armantur actionibus, et, quasi, acdnguntur giadiis, ita rei muniuntur exceptionibus, et defenduntur, quasi, ciypeis. — A suit is a civil battle, for as the plaintiffs are armed with actions, and, as it were, girded with swords, so the defendants are fortified with pleas, and are defended, as it were, with shields
- Frustra agit qui judicium prosequi nequtt cum effectu. — He sues vainly who cannot prosecute his judgment with effect
- Nemo alleno nomine lege agere potest. — No one can sue in the name of another
II index accommodate, action (proceeding), agree (comply), calculate, call (appeal), case (lawsuit), cause (lawsuit), chain (series), claim (legal demand), clothe, comport (agree with), concur (agree), conform, entreaty, matter (case), proceeding, prosecution (criminal trial), satisfy (fulfill), trial (legal proceeding)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


suit
n.
(1) A lawsuit; a legal action in which a plaintiff appeals to a court to grant him or her a remedy for some injury.
(2) An entreaty or appeal to an authority to grant some request.

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


suit
See: lawsuit
Category: Accidents & Injuries
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: Working With a Lawyer

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


suit
n. Any proceeding brought by one or more parties against another one or more parties in a court of law.
See also action, litigation.
@ class suit
=>> action.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


suit
A generic term, of comprehensive signification, referring to any proceeding by one person or persons against another or others in a court of law in which the plaintiff pursues the remedy that the law affords for the redress of an injury or the enforcement of a right, whether at law or in equity.

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


suit
A generic term, of comprehensive signification, referring to any proceeding by one person or persons against another or others in a court of law in which the plaintiff pursues the remedy that the law affords for the redress of an injury or the enforcement of a right, whether at law or in equity.

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

suit
n.
   generic term for any filing of a complaint (or petition) asking for legal redress by judicial action, often called a "lawsuit." In common parlance a suit asking for a court order for action rather than a money judgment is often called a "petition," but technically it is a "suit in equity."
   See also: lawsuit

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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