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"class action" in British English

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class actionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈklæs ˈæk·ʃən/
law legal action for the benefit of a large group of people claiming to have suffered similar harm
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"class action" in Business English

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class actionnoun [C]

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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."
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