legal action

noun
a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
Syn: ↑action, ↑action at law
Derivationally related forms: ↑action (for: ↑action)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑proceeding, ↑legal proceeding, ↑proceedings
Hyponyms:

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legal action UK US noun [countable] [singular legal action plural legal actions]
the process of going to court to have something decided officially by law

Parents are taking legal action to challenge the school’s closure.

Thesaurus: court cases and legal processeshyponym

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ˌlegal ˈaction [legal action] noun uncountable (also ˌlegal proˈceedings)
the act of using the legal system to settle a disagreement, etc

to

take/begin legal action

against sb

They have threatened us with legal action.

See also:legal proceedings

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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