lawsuit

noun

law·​suit ˈlȯ-ˌsüt How to pronounce lawsuit (audio)
: a suit in law : a case before a court

Examples of lawsuit in a Sentence

the homeowner filed a lawsuit against the moving company that was refusing to be held responsible for damaging her furniture
Recent Examples on the Web The sleepover happened in May 2022, and Lewin was transferred four months later, according to court transcripts and his lawsuit. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2024 And there is no doubt that antiabortion forces will continue to look for ways to try to restrict the availability of mifepristone, including in lawsuits brought by state governments that already are pending. Erwin Chemerinsky, Sun Sentinel, 18 June 2024 According to Penn State’s lawsuit, Learfield made a timely bid in advance of the school’s Dec. 22, 2022, deadline. Daniel Libit, Sportico.com, 17 June 2024 And like night follows day, lawsuits follow injuries. Lew Sichelman, Miami Herald, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for lawsuit 

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lawsuit was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Lawsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawsuit. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

lawsuit

noun
law·​suit ˈlȯ-ˌsüt How to pronounce lawsuit (audio)
: a suit in law : a case before a court

Legal Definition

lawsuit

noun
law·​suit
: an action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong : suit

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