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pleito

pleito(
pley
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (legal)
a. lawsuit
El juez falló a favor del demandante en su pleito contra el estado de Florida.The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff in his lawsuit against the state of Florida.
Los trabajadores ganaron el pleito contra la empresa.The workers won the lawsuit against the company.
b. action
La familia del paciente entabló un pleito por negligencia médica.The patient's family brought action for medical malpractice.
c. dispute
Tienen un pleito con los vecinos por los límites de la propiedad.They have a dispute with the neighbors over property lines.
2. (discussion)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. argument
Los esposos tuvieron un pleito por dinero.The couple had an argument about money.
3. (brawl)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. fight
Le dije a mi hijo que no se meta en pleitos.I told my son not to get involved in any fight.
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pleito
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (law)
a. legal action, lawsuit
2. (disputa)
a. dispute
poner un pleito (a alguien)to take legal action (against somebody)
3. (discusión)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. argument
pleito
1 (Jur) lawsuit; case;pleitos litigation
singular
; (s)
andar en pleitos to be engaged in lawsuits o litigation; entablar pleito to bring an action; bring a lawsuit; ganar el pleito to win one's case; poner pleito to sue; bring an action; poner pleito a algn to bring an action against sb; take sb to court
pleito civil civil action
pleito de acreedores bankruptcy proceedings
plural
; (p)
2 (litigio) dispute
3 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (discusión) quarrel; argument; (pelea) fight; brawl
estar a pleito con algn to be at odds with sb; no quiero meterme en pleitos I don't want to get into an argument
4
pleito homenaje homage
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