slapp suit

SLAPP

[slap]
noun
1.
Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist.
verb (used with object), SLAPPed, SLAPPing.
2.
to bring a SLAPP against.

Origin:
1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)

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SLAPP
Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation
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