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legal costs

noun [plural]
 
 
( also legal expenses) LAW
the money that helps pay for the lawyers and the court in a legal case, usually paid by the person or organization that has lost the case: The company had to pay €138,000 in legal costs, after it admitted violating safety codes at two of its factories. Provision will have to be made for legal costs incurred as a result of the enquiry. The club was ordered by the High Court to pay over £500,000 legal costs.pay/award/cover legal costs Insurance policies do not always cover legal costs. Who is responsible for the legal costs of the case? The court ruled that she pay her former personal assistant $14,200 in damages and legal costs.
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