Action (Suit) in Equity – a civil suit that seeks (non-monetary) equitable relief (an injunction or specific performance) as opposed to damages (money)

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suit in equity:

1. A civil suit stating an equitable claim and asking for an exclusively equitable remedy. — aka action in equity.

action in equity:

1. An action that seeks equitable relief, such as an injunction or specific performance, as opposed to damages. [1]

equitable remedy – a non-monetary form of (injunctive) relief to help remedy the situation.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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