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Definitions of lawsuit

  1. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A suit or process in law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A process in law; action. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A process in law instituted by a party to compel another to do him justice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for lawsuit

  1. It is now nearly twenty years since this happened, and more than five since I left the whites' settlements, which I might probably never have visited again, had I not been called on as a witness in a lawsuit that was pending in Kentucky and which, I really believe, would never have been settled, had I not come forward, and established the beginning of a certain boundary line. – The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman by Uncle Philip
  2. Nearly a million of dollars was once expended in England, during the progress of a single lawsuit – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
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