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class action

noun
1.
a legal proceeding in which persons representing interests common to a large group participate as representatives of the group or class.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
class-action
[klas-ak-shuh n, klahs-] /ˈklæsˈæk ʃən, ˈklɑs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for class action

class action

noun
1.
(US, law) a legal action undertaken by one or more people representing the interests of a large group of people with the same grievance
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