Definitions for lawsuitˈlɔˌsut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.
Origin of lawsuit:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a legal claim against sb that is decided in court
The company filed a lawsuit against one of its major rivals.
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.
Origin: law + suit
an action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim
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.
Translations for lawsuit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled.
- دَعْوى قَضائِيَّهArabic
- съдебен процесBulgarian
- processoPortuguese (BR)
- soudní přeCzech
- der ProzeßGerman
- pleito, procesoSpanish
- תְּבִיעָה מִשפָּטִיתHebrew
- विधीय अभियोगHindi
- per, keresetHungarian
- mál, málssóknIcelandic
- byla, ieškinysLithuanian
- tiesas prāvaLatvian
- tuntutan mahkamahMalay
- rettssak, søksmålNorwegian
- حق غوښتنه،محكمى ته تللPashto
- proces (civil)Romanian
- судебный процессRussian
- súdne konanieSlovak
- process, rättegång, målSwedish
- 訴訟Chinese (Trad.)
- судова справаUkrainian
- عدالتی مقدمہUrdu
- vụ kiệnVietnamese
- 诉讼Chinese (Simp.)
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