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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a large group of others who have a common legal claim.

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  • noun A lawsuit brought by a single plaintiff as a representative of a large group of others having a common interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group

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