Lawsuit definition

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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.

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A litigation or action brought in a court. See also suit.
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(law) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.

The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve.

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An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lawsuit - law-suit

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lawsuit
Plural:
lawsuits

Origin of lawsuit