Definitions for lawsuitˈlɔˌsut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(noun)

    a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

    "the family brought suit against the landlord"


  1. lawsuit(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: law + suit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lawsuit(noun)

    an action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim


  1. Lawsuit

    A lawsuit or "suit in law" is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment is in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes. A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the state to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff, or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the state with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. One who has a tendency to litigate rather than seek non-judicial remedies is called litigious. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the attorneys representing them are called litigators.

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