Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings.
A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense.
A legal suit to secure the enforcement of one's rights in a court of law. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 255) For more information: English Common Law
A court proceeding; applies to both civil and criminal proceedings.
In court, when one person sues someone else to defend or enforce a right, stop something bad from happening or fix something, or punish them for a crime.
This term is another word for lawsuit and is usually phrased cause of action.
A court proceeding when one party prosecutes another for the protection or enforcement of a right, the prevention or correction of a wrong, or the punishment of an offense.
The formal means of pursuing or enforcing and recovering one's right in a court of law.
The case, cause, or controversy before a court.
Case, cause, suit or controversy disputed or contested before a court of justice.
A formal complaint brought to court.
A lawsuit or proceeding commenced in a court.
All the steps by which a party seeks to enforce any right in a court or all the steps of a criminal prosecution.
The 'notice of' is the published legal beginning of the demand for payment in a foreclosure proceeding.
A proceeding in a court in which a Plaintiff claims against a Defendant.
A dispute taken to court to be settled. Same as case, suit and lawsuit when used in the courtroom context.
Proceeding in a court by which one party prosecutes another for the enforcement or protection of a right, or the redress or prevention of a civil wrong.
a civil law proceeding, often referred to as a "lawsuit"and commenced by a Statement of Claim;
A suit at law or in equity.
A word commonly used synonymously with a lawsuit.
Lawsuit; the legal demand for one's right asserted in a court.
A proceeding in a Court of law where one person seeks a Court Order for the enforcement of that personâ€™s or companyâ€™s rights.
A general term used to denote ones right of redress in a judicial proceeding.
1 a civil proceeding instituted by one party against another; 2 the right of instituting legal proceedings.
A legal or judicial proceeding.
A judicial proceeding in either civil or criminal law.
Proceeding taken in a court of law. Synonymous with case, suit lawsuit.
In the legal sense, a formal complaint or a suit brought in court.
An adversary proceeding or a contested petition or proceedings to vacate an order for relief or to determine any other contested matter.
a formal proceeding in a court by which one seeks to enforce a right, redress a wrong, or obtain punishment for an offense
The legal demand of one's right to recover from another person or party made before a court; a lawsuit.
Synonym for Lawsuit.
A suit (complaint) brought in court.
A lawsuit or an application made in the courts. For example, when you apply to the court for a change in child support or to gain custody of a child, you are taking a legal action. You may take a legal action to enforce your rights or to correct a wrong done to you by another person. When an action is started, the court assigns it an action number. This number is then used in all of the documents related to the action filed with the court. See Rules of Court: Rules 6-12 and Rule 563.
A judicial proceeding. An action in personam is against a person. An action in rem is against a thing, usually where property is involved.
a lawsuit or proceeding in a court of law.
Civil court proceedings (also referred to as a Cause)
A legal demand for a right asserted by instituting a case in court.
Commonly called a "lawsuit". It is the name of the proceeding that is commenced by a statement of claim or counterclaim.
A lawsuit in which one party sues another.
A lawsuit taken to court.
a civil judicial proceeding whereby one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or prevention of a wrong; requires service of process on adversary party or potentially adversary party
A proceeding in a court of law by which one party sues another for the enforcement or protection of a right; the redress or prevention of a wrong; or, the punishment of a public offense.
A lawsuit involving the right of one party to recover from another person in a court of law. (LE)
A legal dispute brought to court for trial and settlement (see also case, lawsuit).
The formal legal demand of one's rights from another person brought in court.
The enforcement of one's legal rights in a court; a lawsuit.
A procedure brought before a court, in the form of a complaint, to demand a legal right, which in real estate would be to repossess or regain certain properties or hereditaments. An action based on the right of possession is termed possessory and a property right action is termed droitural.