causa

Definitions of causa
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n a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Synonyms:
case, cause, lawsuit, suit
Types:
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civil suit
a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suit
a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuit
a suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suit
a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
moot
a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
bastardy proceeding, paternity suit
a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
Type of:
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings
(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

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