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lawsuit

[law-soot] /ˈlɔˌsut/
noun
1.
a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; law1 + suit
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lawsuit

/ˈlɔːˌsuːt; -ˌsjuːt/
noun
1.
a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action
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Word Origin and History for law suit

lawsuit

n.

1620s, from law + suit (n.).

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