Part of speech: noun

An action in a court of law.

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Usage examples "lawsuit":

  1. The Clermont Phalanx had jealousies among its women that led to a lawsuit; and a difficulty with one of its leading members about land- titles. - "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.
  2. And they had a lawsuit. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
  3. And then Kenneby gave his explanation on the matter, telling how in former years,- many years ago, he had been a witness in a lawsuit. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.