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"class action" in British English

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class actionnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​legal action (= a ​case that is ​decided in a ​lawcourt) that is ​organized by a ​group of ​people who all have the same ​legalproblem: Plaintiffs' ​lawyers have ​tried to get the ​courts to ​combine all the ​potentialsuits into a ​singleclassaction. [before noun] a class-action ​lawsuit
(Definition of class action from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"class action" in American English

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class actionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈklæs ˈæk·ʃən/
lawlegal action for the ​benefit of a ​largegroup of ​peopleclaiming to have ​sufferedsimilarharm
(Definition of class action from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"class action" in Business English

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class actionnoun [C]

uk   us   LAW
a ​legalaction 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 ​discriminationled the U.S. District Court to ​expand the California ​case to a ​nationwideclassaction.a class-action suit/lawsuit A class-action ​suit against the ​company describes its ​salesmethods as "inherently ​abusive."
(Definition of class action from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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