Definition of "lawsuit" []

  • An action or a suit brought before a court, as to recover a right or redress a grievance. (noun)
  • A proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lawsuit" in a sentence
  • "Also ahead, the World Trade Center cough and why some are now uttering the term lawsuit in a very clear voice."
  • "This for the reason that the lawsuit is a facial challenge, not a challenge to the law as applied."
  • "Asked if the campaign had any qualms about using the legal action in a political ad, McMaster spokesman Rob Godfrey said the lawsuit is a key example of the candidate's courage and leadership abilities."