Definition of lawsuit in English:

lawsuit

Line breaks: law|suit
Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːsuːt
 
, -sjuːt/

noun

A claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication: his lawyer filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles city
More example sentences
  • The legislation is limited to lawsuits against persons who ordered, abetted, or assisted in the torture.
  • On the news today, maybe you heard about a lawsuit brought by parents of a child who was bullied at school.
  • Next day 50 people file lawsuits claiming they were on the bus and were injured.
Synonyms
legal action, suit, suit at law, case, action, cause, legal proceeding, proceedings, judicial proceedings, litigation, trial, legal process, legal dispute, legal contest, bringing to book, bringing of charges, indictment

More definitions of lawsuit

Definition of lawsuit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
adjective
clearly visible