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 music mogul is the subject of a federal criminal investigation alongside civil lawsuits by six women and one man alleging a similar pattern of manipulation and abuse that stretched from the early 1990s to 2023. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2024 The governor of a state that so often had to be dragged kicking and screaming (or by lawsuit) into the Chesapeake Bay program is happily talking about what a difference his state is making downstream. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 12 July 2024 Friday’s move also unfreezes more than a half dozen other lawsuits pending against Giuliani, which collectively demand more than $150 million in addition to the cash owed the election workers. Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News, 12 July 2024 The lawsuit comes as states around the country in recent years have passed laws and guidance restricting the rights of transgender students, and lawsuits have been used to challenge the moves. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 12 July 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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“Lawsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawsuit. Accessed 21 Jul. 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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