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

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Origin of lawsuit

First recorded in 1615–25; law1 + suit

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British Dictionary definitions for lawsuit


/ (ˈlɔːˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt) /

  1. a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action

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