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"lawsuit" in British English

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lawsuitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɔː.suːt/ /ˈlɔː.sjuːt/  us   /ˈlɑː.suːt/ (also suit)
C2 a problem taken to a law court by an ordinary person or an organization rather than the police in order to obtain a legal decision: Two of the directors filed) a lawsuit against their former employer.mainly UK They brought a lawsuit against the company.

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

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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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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 former employer. dismiss/settle/drop a lawsuitcivil/federal lawsuit The SEC alleges in their civil lawsuit against the firm that its fraud scheme cost investors a billion dollars. 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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