What does lawsuit mean?

Definitions for lawsuit
ˈlɔˌsutlaw·suit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causanoun

    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. lawsuitnoun

    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. Lawsuitnoun

    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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  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. James Kridel:

    We did what we were supposed to do, we can only rely on the facts that were provided to us. I don't wish her any ill will, but I would have preferred a 'thank you' rather than a lawsuit.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I really don't know, does natural born mean born to the land? In that case he's not. But nobody knows what it means. And … it hasn't gone to the Supreme Court. I speak well of Ted. I'm only saying that Ted has to get this problem solved because if he's running against a Democrat, and they bring a lawsuit, he's got a hell of a thing over his head.

  3. Letitia James:

    The NRA dropping New York AG lawsuit countersuit today in federal court is The NRA that their strategy would never prevail, the truth is that( NRA head) Wayne LaPierre and Wayne LaPierre lieutenants used The NRA as a breeding ground for personal gain and a lavish lifestyle. We were victorious against the organization's attempt to declare bankruptcy, and our fight for transparency and accountability will continue because no one is above the law.

  4. Dana Sabraw:

    The fundamental premise of the lawsuit is that there's an unlawful separation practice initiated by this administration, the June 26 date is completely arbitrary viewed in that light.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I will say, though, that the Democrats, if they bring a lawsuit on it … you have to get it solved, i would like to see Senator Cruz do something where maybe Senator Cruz goes in a preemptive fashion into court to try and get some kind of an order because I would not like to see that happen.

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