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"lawsuit" in British English

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lawsuitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɔː.suːt/ /-sjuːt/  us   /ˈlɑː.suːt/ (also suit)
C2 a ​problem taken to a ​lawcourt by an ​ordinaryperson or an ​organizationrather than the ​police in ​order to ​obtain a ​legaldecision: Two of the ​directors filed) a lawsuit against ​theirformeremployer.mainly UK Theybrought a lawsuit against the ​company.

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(Definition of lawsuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lawsuit" in American English

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lawsuitnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔˌsut/
a ​disagreement between ​people or ​organizations that is ​brought to a ​court of ​law for a ​decision: The lawsuit is ​aimed at ​protecting this ​species of ​salamander.
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"lawsuit" in Business English

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lawsuitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlɔːsuːt/ (also suit)
LAW a disagreement between ​people or ​organizations that is ​brought to a ​court of ​law for a decision: bring/file/threaten a lawsuit against sb A lawsuit for sexual ​harassment was ​brought by two women against their ​formeremployer. dismiss/​settle/​drop a lawsuitcivil/federal lawsuit The SEC ​alleges in their ​civil lawsuit against the ​firm that its ​fraudschemecostinvestors a ​billiondollars. a defamation/​libel/​malpractice lawsuit an antitrust/​infringement lawsuit
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(Definition of lawsuit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lawsuit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诉讼…
in Turkish dava…
in Russian судебный иск…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訴訟…
in Polish proces…
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