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.

Nearby words

  1. lawrentian,
  2. laws of motion,
  3. lawson,
  4. lawson criterion,
  5. lawson cypress,
  6. lawton,
  7. lawyer,
  8. lawyer vine,
  9. lawyer's wig,
  10. lawyering

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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