Meaning of “lawsuit” in the English Dictionary

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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.

(Definition of “lawsuit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lawsuitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɔːsuːt/ us 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 lawsuit
civil/federal lawsuit The SEC alleges in their civil lawsuit against the firm that its fraud scheme cost investors a billion dollars.

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(Definition of “lawsuit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)