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What Does Lawfare Mean in a Text?

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Lawfare means "Use of Legal Proceedings to Intimidate, Delegitimize, or Damage an Opponent."

Lawfare is the use of the legal system to intimidate, delegitimize, or damage an adversary. Lawfare may take place at every level, from international (e.g., the sanctions imposed against Russia) to local and individual (e.g., through the use of costly legal proceedings to deter individuals from pursuing their legal rights, or activist groups from challenging the actions of corporations).

Lawfare can also refer to the legal actions taken by repressive regimes to discourage their populations from exercising their internationally-recognized legal rights.

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meaning of Lawfare

"Use of Legal Proceedings to Intimidate, Delegitimize, or Damage an Opponent"

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"Use of Legal Proceedings to Intimidate, Delegitimize, or Damage an Opponent" is the most common definition for Lawfare on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Lawfare
Definition:Use of Legal Proceedings to Intimidate, Delegitimize, or Damage an Opponent
Type:Word
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

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An Academic Look at Lawfare

As it is formed by merging two words into one, lawfare is a portmanteau word. It is a combination of the words law and fare (from warfare).

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