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English definition of “lawsuit”

lawsuit

noun [C]     /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
→ See also class action
(Definition of lawsuit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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