Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 969. Lawsuit.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
5. Institutions
969. Lawsuit.
NOUN:LAWSUIT, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute [See Discord].
  WRIT, summons, subpœna, 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.
VERB: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].
ADJECTIVE:LITIGIOUS (quarrelsome) [See Discord]; qui tam, coram judice, sub judice [all L.].
ADVERB:pendente lite [L.].
  1. Adhuc sub judice lis est.
  2. Accedas ad curiam.
  3. Transeat in exemplum.
  4. These nice sharp quillets of the law.—I Henry VI
  5. We are for law; he dies.—Timon of Athens
  6. No man e’er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.—Trumbull
  7. Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.—Taming of the Shrew


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