law + suit
lawsuit (plural lawsuits)
- (law) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
- The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve.
case where a court is needed to resolve differences
- Irish: agra dlí m, cúis dlí f, tagra m
- Italian: causa di tribunale f
- Japanese: 訴訟 (ja) (そしょう, soshō)
- Korean: 소송 (ko) (sosong)
- Macedonian: парница f (párnica)
- Portuguese: processo judicial m
- Romanian: caz judiciar n, proces (ro), cauză (ro) f
- Russian: иск (ru) m (isk), тя́жба (ru) f (tjážba), проце́сс (ru) m (procéss)
- Scottish Gaelic: cùis-lagha f
- Spanish: proceso judicial m, pleito m, litigio (es) m, acción (es) f
- Tagalog: pleyto
- Telugu: వ్యాజ్యము (te) (vyājyamu)
- Turkish: dava (tr)
- Welsh: achos cyfreithiol m, achos cyfraith m