litigant

noun
lit·​i·​gant | \ ˈli-ti-gənt How to pronounce litigant (audio) \

Definition of litigant

: one engaged in a lawsuit

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Other Words from litigant

litigant adjective

Examples of litigant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But its chief litigant is vowing to appeal up to the Supreme Court. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Long-running federal review into Obama Center concludes, groundbreaking tentatively set for 2021," 17 Dec. 2020 The case on Tuesday before the high court didn’t involve the Trump campaign as a litigant. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Denies Long-Shot Republican Bid to Block Pennsylvania Election Results for Joe Biden," 8 Dec. 2020 At this point, other organizations also file amicus briefs to lobby the justices to support the conservative outcome in the case, often working with the attorneys representing the conservative litigant. Paul M. Collins, The Conversation, "How conservative groups will advance their agendas before a Supreme Court with Amy Coney Barrett," 19 Oct. 2020 The lawsuits against Benson's directive were filed by Robert Davis, a Wayne County activist and serial litigant, and gun rights groups Michigan Open Carry Inc., Michigan Gun Owners and the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Nessel, Benson appeal judge's ruling striking down ban of open carry of guns at polls," 28 Oct. 2020 Benson's order was challenged by gun rights groups and open carry advocates, along with one serial litigant in Michigan. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "Trump hits the campaign trail in Nebraska," 27 Oct. 2020 Justices tend to decide in favor of the litigant with the most amicus briefs on its side when deciding cases. Paul M. Collins, The Conversation, "How conservative groups will advance their agendas before a Supreme Court with Amy Coney Barrett," 19 Oct. 2020 All the organizations duly disclosed that Google provided no money to fund their briefs, but took different approaches in disclosing other aid from the litigant. Joe Light, Bloomberg.com, "Google, Oracle Financed Many Supporters in Supreme Court Faceoff," 6 Oct. 2020 Those invited include Iqbal Ansari, the main Muslim litigant in the Supreme Court case, who now supports building the temple. Thalia Beaty, Star Tribune, "Times Square advertisers asked not to run Hindu temple ad," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of litigant

1659, in the meaning defined above

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26 Dec 2020

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“Litigant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/litigant. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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litigant

noun
How to pronounce litigant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of litigant

law : a person who is involved in a lawsuit : someone who is suing another person or is being sued by another person

litigant

noun
lit·​i·​gant | \ ˈli-ti-gənt How to pronounce litigant (audio) \

Legal Definition of litigant

: an active party to litigation

Other Words from litigant

litigant adjective

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