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

1615–25; law1 + suit Unabridged
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lawsuit (ˈlɔːˌsuːt, -ˌsjuːt)
a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action

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