Definitions for: Lawsuit


[n] (law) 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Law"suit`, n.
An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal
proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.

Synonyms: case, causa, cause, suit

See Also: bastardy proceeding, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, criminal suit, legal proceeding, paternity suit, proceeding, proceedings

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