Costs Definition

noun

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.

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Plural form of cost.

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  • retributions
  • repayments
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verb

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cost.

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