a case in a involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; at .
a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action
1620s, from law + suit (n.).
- Law term
noun 1. an expression or word used in law 2. any of various periods of time appointed for the sitting of law courts
[lawt-n] /ˈlɔt n/ noun 1. a city in SW Oklahoma.
- Law unto oneself
A person who is totally independent, especially one who ignores established rules. For example, You can’t tell Marge how to punctuate; she’s a law unto herself. [ Second half of 1800s ]
[law-yer-ing, loi-er-] /ˈlɔ yər ɪŋ, ˈlɔɪ ər-/ noun 1. the practice of law; the duties, functions, or skills of a . [law-yer, loi-er] /ˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər/ noun 1. a person whose profession is to represent clients in a or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters. 2. New Testament. an interpreter […]