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litigious

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adjective li·ti·gious \lə-ˈti-jəs, li-\

Simple Definition of litigious

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of litigious

  1. 1 a :  disputatious, contentious b :  prone to engage in lawsuits

  2. 2 :  subject to litigation

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or marked by litigation

litigiously adverb
litigiousness noun

Examples of litigious in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with litigious


Law Dictionary

litigious

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adjective li·ti·gious \li-ˈti-jəs\

Legal Definition of litigious

  1. 1 :  prone to engage in lawsuits or legal maneuvers especially to an excessive degree <a litigious pro se prisoner … filed fifty-one cases — In re Oliver, 682 F.2d 443 (1982)>

  2. 2 :  subject to litigation <acquired only a possible litigious claim — Wells v. Joseph, 95 So. 2d 843 (1957)>

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or marked by litigation

litigiously adverb
litigiousness noun



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