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querella

querella(
keh
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reh
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yah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (legal)
a. charge
Tienes plazo de 180 días para presentar querella por discriminación laboral.You have 180 days to file charges for workplace discrimination.
b. action
El abogado interpuso una querella ante el tribunal en nombre de las víctimas.The lawyer filed an action in the court on behalf of the victims.
c. suit
Presentó una querella por negligencia médica.She filed a medical malpractice suit.
d. lawsuit
Demandé a mis vecinos por exceso de ruido, y gané la querella.I took my neighbors to court for excessive noise, and I won the lawsuit.
2. (quarrel)
a. dispute
Eran amigos hasta que tuvieron una querella.They were friends until they had a dispute.
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querella
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (law)
a. charge
2. (discordia)
a. dispute
querella
1 (Jur) (acusación) charge; accusation; (proceso) suit; case
interponer o presentar una querella contra algn to bring a lawsuit o an action against sb
querella por difamación action for libel o defamation
querella privada action for damages
2 (disputa) dispute
han olvidado sus viejas querellas they have set aside their old disputes; antiguas querellas familiares old family feuds
3 (queja) complaint
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