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LAWSUIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lawsuit mean? 

LAWSUIT (noun)
  The noun LAWSUIT has 1 sense:

1. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

  Familiarity information: LAWSUIT used as a noun is very rare.


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LAWSUIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

case; causa; lawsuit; suit; cause

Context example:

the family brought suit against the landlord

Hypernyms ("lawsuit" is a kind of...):

legal proceeding; proceeding; proceedings ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lawsuit"):

civil suit (a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant)

class action; class-action suit (a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group)

countersuit (a suit brought against someone who has sued you)

criminal suit (a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant)

moot (a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise)

bastardy proceeding; paternity suit (a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined))


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