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 Here, too, the judge presiding over the litigation has given the litigants broad authority to designate documents as confidential. Alexander Egilman, STAT, "Confidentiality orders in drug, device lawsuits harm patients and the public," 11 Nov. 2019 Instead, we have been compelled by this suit to divert resources from exercising our First Amendment rights to fighting a litigant determined to crimp them. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Don’t Let Michael Mann Succeed," 11 Oct. 2019 In his tiny living room, Iqbal Ansari, a Muslim litigant whose family has publicly supported the mosque for decades, offered none of the cheery enthusiasm or grand predictions expressed by the temple’s supporters. New York Times, "Under Modi, Hindus Find Hope for a Temple on Disputed Speck of Land," 1 July 2019 On a parallel track, former Gateway encampment occupants — litigants in a lawsuit against the city of Santa Cruz — sidestepped their case’s dismissal in federal district court last week. Jessica York, The Mercury News, "Santa Cruz tourist hot spot shared with city’s homeless campers," 2 Sep. 2019 But Kolbi-Molina said the Supreme Court has permitted litigants to to argue on behalf of a third party in a number of contexts. al, "ACLU rejects Alabama AG’s abortion ban defense," 19 Aug. 2019 City Attorney Tony Condotti said the city is limited in negotiating a potential middle ground in the lawsuit because those who show up in court are not the homeless litigants themselves, and none are formally represented by an attorney. Jessica York, The Mercury News, "Santa Cruz tourist hot spot shared with city’s homeless campers," 2 Sep. 2019 The total compensation is just $12.1 million, however, which will need to be split between the litigants and the members of the class—basically, any customer who bought a Bulldozer chip and can attest to it. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD settles Bulldozer class-action suit that could pay out up to $35 per chip," 28 Aug. 2019 But Battle is a prolific litigant, often from behind bars and rarely with the help of a lawyer. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, "Trial into killing of off-duty Chicago cop begins with defendant representing himself: ‘I’m not coming in here to lose’," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of litigant

1659, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of litigant was in 1659

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litigant

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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

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litigant adjective

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