lawsuit

[ law-soot ]
/ ˈlɔˌsut /

noun

a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.

Origin of lawsuit

First recorded in 1615–25; law1 + suit
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British Dictionary definitions for lawsuit

lawsuit

/ (ˈlɔːˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt) /

noun

a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action
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Word Origin and History for lawsuit

lawsuit


n.

1620s, from law + suit (n.).

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