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English definition of “class action”

class action

noun [C]     LAW
a legal action that is organized by a group of people who all have the same legal problem : She is one of about 100 women whose claims of discrimination led the U.S. District Court to expand the California case to a nationwide class action .a class-action suit/lawsuit A class-action suit against the company describes its sales methods as " inherently abusive ."
(Definition of class action noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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