What does lawsuit mean?

Definitions for lawsuit
ˈlɔˌsutlaw·suit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lawsuit.

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. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.

  2. Jeffrey Kerr:

    PETA’s lawsuit seeks to end this illegal killing — and initiate sweeping changes in an industry that currently slits conscious birds’ throats and scalds them to death.

  3. Chris Livingston:

    We appreciate the grand jury's consideration of all the evidence in this matter, the city is currently defending the civil lawsuit. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those struggling with mental illness.

  4. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    I don't think it was happenstance that this lawsuit was filed New Day after President Donald Trump visited Atlanta.

  5. David Bednarz:

    While we will be reviewing the lawsuit, we believe in protecting Connecticut jobs.

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