Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
LAWSUIT, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute [See Discord].
WRIT, summons, subpna, citation, latitat [Eng. law]; nisi prius, venire, venire facias, habeas corpus [all L.].
ARRAIGNMENT, prosecution, impeachment; accusation [See Accusation]; presentment, true bill, indictment.
ARREST, apprehension, committal, commitment; imprisonment (restraint) [See Restraint].
PLEADINGS; declaration, bill, claim; procès-verbal [F.], bill of right, information, corpus delicti [L.]; affidavit, state of facts, libel; answer, replication, plea, demurrer, rebutter, rejoinder; surrebutter, surrejoinder.
suitor, libelant or libellant, party to a suit; litigant [See Accusation].
HEARING, trial; judgment, sentence, finding, verdict [See Judgment]; appeal, - motion; writ of error; certiorari.
CASE, decision, precedent; decided case, reports.
GO TO LAW, appeal to the law; bring to -justice, - trial, - the bar; put on trial, pull up; accuse [See Accusation]; prefer or file a claim &c. n.; take the law of [colloq.], inform against.
cite, summon, summons, serve with a writ, arraign, sue, prosecute, bring an action against, indict, impeach, attach, distrain, commit; apprehend, arrest; give in charge (restrain) [See Restraint].
empanel a jury, challenge the jurors; implead, join issue; close the pleadings; set down for hearing. TRY, hear a cause; sit in judgment; adjudicate [See Judgment].
LITIGIOUS (quarrelsome) [See Discord]; qui tam, coram judice, sub judice [all L.].
pendente lite [L.].
Adhuc sub judice lis est.
Accedas ad curiam.
Transeat in exemplum.
These nice sharp quillets of the law.I Henry VI
We are for law; he dies.Timon of Athens
No man eer felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.Trumbull
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.Taming of the Shrew