law·suit n: an action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong: suit
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
action, action at law, case, case for decision, cause in court, claim, contention, contest, controversia, controversy, controversy before a court, court action, dispute, judicial contest, legal action, legal argument, legal contest, legal controversy, legal dispute, legal proceedings, lis, litigation, matter for judgment, proceeding, suit at law, suit in equity, trial
action (proceeding), matter (case), proceeding, suit, trial (legal proceeding)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.An action at law or equity; a dispute brought before a court for determination.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1) A legal action by one person or entity against another person or entity, to be decided in a court of law.2) The complaint or petition that begins a court case.Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. A litigation or action brought in a court.See also suit.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
A popular designation of a legal proceeding between two parties in the courts, instituted by one party to compel another to do himself or herself justice, regardless of whether the action is based upon law or equity.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
A popular designation of a legal proceeding between two parties in the courts, instituted by one party to compel another to do himself or herself justice, regardless of whether the action is based upon law or equity.II An action or proceeding in a civil court; term used for a suit or action between two private parties in a court of law.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.
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lawsuit — 1620s, from LAW (Cf. law) + SUIT (Cf. suit) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
lawsuit — *suit, action, cause, case … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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lawsuit — ► NOUN ▪ a claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication … English terms dictionary
lawsuit — [lô′so͞ot΄] n. a suit between private parties at law or in equity; case before a civil court … English World dictionary
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