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lawsuit (n.)

1620s, from law (n.) + suit (n.).

updated on May 22, 2016

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Definitions of lawsuit from WordNet

lawsuit (n.)
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;
Synonyms: suit / case / cause / causa
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