Definition of "floodgate"
  1. An element that serves to prevent a potential surge, akin to a flood, for example in the context of lawsuits
How to use "floodgate" in a sentence
  1. The new policy acted like a floodgate, curtailing the surge in negligence lawsuits.
  2. A stringent review process is seen as a floodgate to prevent any unnecessary litigations.
  3. The implementation of the floodgate in the legal system prevented a potential burst of wrongful death lawsuits.

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