What does lawsuit mean?

Definitions for lawsuit
ˈlɔˌsutlaw·suit

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawsuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawsuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lawsuit in a Sentence

  1. Ed Groshans:

    I think within a week of Ambac having to make that payment, they will file a lawsuit.

  2. Lynda Sheridan:

    As far as the strength of Terrill's lawsuit against Gawker, the action of libel, appears to be pled more factually specific, however, the remaining two causes of action -- Breach of Confidence and Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage -- appear more challenging.

  3. Kristian Saucier:

    Out of the blue Appellate Court decided to come after Ron for Barack Obama license for a year, the window I have for my lawsuit, and they announced it after we announced my case, it’s a liberal court system … trying to dismember my legal defense. It’s a shame, it’s retribution. They’ve backed us into a corner so that I wo n’t be able to file the lawsuit.

  4. Nicholas Dirks:

    While I disagree with the plaintiff's claims and allegations, and will defend against them, I am unfortunately unable to comment on the substance of the lawsuit, however, I can say that I cooperated fully with, and take extremely seriously, the University's confidential investigation into this matter and ensuing sanction. I will continue to cooperate fully with the University as matters unfold.

  5. Jeff Popick:

    I don’t envision [the lawsuit] to be millions of dollars, it’s the morality issue of doing the right thing and the Trump campaign has not done the right thing by these girls.

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