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

  • noun An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suit at law or in equity; an action or a proceeding in a civil court; a process in law instituted by one party to compel another to do him justice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

law + suit



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  • This should be easily adoptable.

    October 23, 2008