lawsuit

[law-soot]
noun
a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.

Origin:
1615–25; law1 + suit

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lawsuit (ˈlɔːˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt)
 
n
a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action

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