Law: Legal charges, fees, other expenses associated with a lawsuit and, sometimes, punitive charges, assessed and awarded by a court in favor of the prevailing party. See also cost.

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  • I did not understand the costs of all of the items together and it made me pretty unhappy to not know.

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  • The COSTS of this trial are higher than the settlement for a damaged car, due to lawyer COSTS and trial COSTS,

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  • Although Susan won her court case, she was still required to pay hefty court costs which totaled over two hundred dollars.

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