litigious


li·ti·gious

adjective \lə-ˈti-jəs, li-\

: too ready or eager to sue someone or something in a court of law : tending or likely to engage in lawsuits

Full Definition of LITIGIOUS

1
a :  disputatious, contentious
b :  prone to engage in lawsuits
2
:  subject to litigation
3
:  of, relating to, or marked by litigation
li·ti·gious·ly adverb
li·ti·gious·ness noun

Examples of LITIGIOUS

  1. a very litigious group of people
  2. this litigious age in which we live

Origin of LITIGIOUS

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin litigiosus, from litigium dispute, from litigare
First Known Use: 14th century

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