- The definition of a lawsuit is a legal act of suing between private parties, or a case in a civil court.
An example of a lawsuit is a person suing a company for damages done to the person which were not fixed.
lawsuit definition by Webster's New World
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a suit between private parties at law or in equity; case before a civil court
lawsuit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An action or a suit brought before a court, as to recover a right or redress a grievance.
lawsuit - Legal Definition
A litigation or action brought in a court. See also suit.