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lawsuit

noun [C] uk   /ˈlɔː.suːt/ /-sjuːt/ us    /ˈlɑː.suːt/ (also suit)
C2 a problem taken to a law court by an ordinary person or an organization rather than the police in order to obtain a legal decision: Two of the directors brought (US usually filed) a lawsuit against their former employer.
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