Definition of litigant
: one engaged in a lawsuit
Recent Examples of litigant from the Web
Access to Justice - Improve access to justice for litigants and victims, including simple wayfinding, efficient transaction counters and pro-se services.
Then, too, some have argued that a criminal justice complex properly belongs downtown in one consolidated location for the convenience of the the lawyers, deputies, judges, litigants and family members visiting each day.
That will obviously help or hinder other litigants.
Lawyers, litigants, and the justices themselves appear to have sought to avoid such ambiguous outcomes this term.
Further, the panel found that upholding Beats' interpretation of section 1717 could undermine the state's constitution, which provides civil litigants the right to have a jury assess damages in breach of contract actions.
Denser isn’t ideal, because the rest of Mission Valley is largely built up and here would ratchet up the attention of would-be environmental litigants.
Once Landrieu secured a 6-1 City Council vote in December 2015 authorizing removal, the Monumental Task Committee was the primary litigant attempting to seek court orders to halt the removal.
A few seconds after dismissing the jury with his thanks, Federal Judge Vince Chhabria of San Francisco uttered words no litigant probably likes to hear.
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First Known Use of litigant
LITIGANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of litigant for English Language Learners
law : a person who is involved in a lawsuit : someone who is suing another person or is being sued by another person
Legal Definition of litigant
: an active party to litigation
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