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
lawsuitbrought by a single plaintiffas a representativeof a large groupof others having a common interest.
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- 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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