Lawsuit vs. Case

Lawsuit vs. Case — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Lawsuit and Case

Lawsuitnoun

An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.

Casenoun

An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category

a case of mistaken identity.

Lawsuitnoun

(legal) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.

The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve.

Casenoun

An occurrence of a disease or disorder

a mild case of flu.

Lawsuitnoun

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

the family brought suit against the landlord

Casenoun

A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation

It may rain, in which case the hike will be canceled.
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Casenoun

Actual fact; reality

We suspected the walls were hollow, and this proved to be the case.

Casenoun

A question or problem; a matter

It is simply a case of honor.

Casenoun

A situation that requires investigation, especially by a formal or official body.

Casenoun

An action or a suit or just grounds for an action.

Casenoun

The facts or evidence offered in support of a claim.

Casenoun

A set of reasons or supporting facts; an argument

presented a good case for changing the law.
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Casenoun

A person being assisted, treated, or studied, as by a physician, lawyer, or social worker.

Casenoun

(Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.

Casenoun

In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.

Casenoun

Case In some varieties of generative grammar, the thematic or semantic role of a noun phrase as represented abstractly but not necessarily indicated overtly in surface structure. In such frameworks, nouns in English have Case even in the absence of inflectional case endings.

Casenoun

A container; a receptacle

a jewelry case.meat-filled cases of dough.

Casenoun

A container with its contents.

Casenoun

A decorative or protective covering or cover.

Casenoun

A set or pair

a case of pistols.

Casenoun

The frame or framework of a window, door, or stairway.

Casenoun

The surface or outer layer of a metal alloy.

Casenoun

A shallow compartmented tray for storing type or type matrices.

Casenoun

The form of a written, printed, or keyed letter that distinguishes it as being lowercase or uppercase

typed the password using the wrong case.

Caseverb

To put into or cover with a case; encase.

Caseverb

(Slang) To examine carefully, as in planning a crime

cased the bank before robbing it.

Casenoun

An actual event, situation, or fact.

For a change, in this case, he was telling the truth.It is not the case that every unfamiliar phrase is an idiom.In case of fire, break glass. [sign on fire extinguisher holder in public space]

Casenoun

A given condition or state.

Casenoun

A piece of work, specifically defined within a profession.

It was one of the detective's easiest cases.Social workers should work on a maximum of forty active cases.The doctor told us of an interesting case he had treated that morning.

Casenoun

(academia) An instance or event as a topic of study.

The teaching consists of theory lessons and case studies.

Casenoun

(legal) A legal proceeding, lawsuit.

Casenoun

(grammar) A specific inflection of a word depending on its function in the sentence.

The accusative case canonically indicates a direct object.Latin has six cases, and remnants of a seventh.

Casenoun

Grammatical cases and their meanings taken either as a topic in general or within a specific language.

Jane has been studying case in Caucasian languages.Latin is a language that employs case.

Casenoun

(medicine) An instance of a specific condition or set of symptoms.

There were another five cases reported overnight.

Casenoun

(programming) A section of code representing one of the actions of a conditional switch.

Casenoun

A box that contains or can contain a number of identical items of manufacture.

Casenoun

A box, sheath, or covering generally.

a case for spectacles; the case of a watch

Casenoun

A piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus such as a sewing machine.

Casenoun

An enclosing frame or casing.

a door case; a window case

Casenoun

A suitcase.

Casenoun

A piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic, within which items can be displayed.

Casenoun

The outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus such as a computer.

Casenoun

A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type, traditionally arranged in sets of two, the "upper case" (containing capitals, small capitals, accented) and "lower case" (small letters, figures, punctuation marks, quadrats, and spaces).

Casenoun

The nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a “capital” (upper case) or “small” (lower case) letter.

Casenoun

(poker slang) Four of a kind.

Casenoun

(US) A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry, equivalent to 192 fluid ounces.

Casenoun

(mining) A small fissure which admits water into the workings.

Casenoun

A thin layer of harder metal on the surface of an object whose deeper metal is allowed to remain soft.

Caseverb

(obsolete) To propose hypothetical cases.

Caseverb

(transitive) To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment.

Caseverb

(transitive) To cover or protect with, or as if with, a case; to enclose.

Caseverb

To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery.

Caseadjective

(poker slang) The last remaining card of a particular rank.

He drew the case eight!

Casenoun

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

the family brought suit against the landlord

Casenoun

an occurrence of something;

it was a case of bad judgmentanother instance occurred yesterdaybut there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Casenoun

a special set of circumstances;

in that event, the first possibility is excludedit may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

Casenoun

a problem requiring investigation;

Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

Casenoun

the actual state of things;

that was not the case

Casenoun

a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument;

he stated his case clearly

Casenoun

a portable container for carrying several objects;

the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

Casenoun

a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation;

the subjects for this investigation were selected randomlythe cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Casenoun

a person requiring professional services;

a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

Casenoun

the quantity contained in a case

Casenoun

a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

Casenoun

a specific state of mind that is temporary;

a case of the jitters

Casenoun

nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

Casenoun

the housing or outer covering of something;

the clock has a walnut case

Casenoun

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);

a real charactera strange charactera friendly eccentricthe capable typea mental case

Casenoun

an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

Casenoun

the enclosing frame around a door or window opening;

the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

Casenoun

bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow;

the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Caseverb

look over, usually with the intention to rob;

They men cased the housed

Caseverb

enclose in, or as if in, a case;

my feet were encased in mud