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suit

noun [C]
 
 
/suːt/
( also lawsuit) LAW a problem or complaint taken for a decision to a court of law by a person or organization rather than by the police or the government: bring/file a suit They have brought a suit for damages against the company. a civil/class-action/libel suit
file suit LAW to take a problem or complaint to a court of law for a decision: 30 people have filed suit against the company.
a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt that are made from the same material: a business/pinstripe suit She wore a smart grey business suit to work.
[usually plural] informal an executive, especially in advertising, the film industry, etc., rather than a creative (= writer, artist, etc.) working in one of these industries: We'll leave the suits in the boardroom to worry about this. →  Compare creative noun
(Definition of suit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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