litigator

noun lit·i·ga·tor \ ˈli-tə-ˌgā-tər \

Definition of litigator

plural litigators
: one who carries on a legal contest by judicial process : one who litigates legal cases
  • As a civil-rights litigator, Payton had argued a Richmond, Va., case before the Supreme Court …
  • —William Greider
  • For thirty years he had been a ruthless litigator, the meanest, nastiest, and without a doubt one of the most effective courtroom brawlers in Chicago.
  • —John Grisham
  • In the 1950's and 60's, he became known as the consummate litigator. Lawyers and judges describe him in the courtroom as wily, charming, eloquent and erudite, with a light but deft touch at cross-examination.
  • —Jan Hoffman

First Known Use of litigator

1778

in the meaning defined above

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litigator

noun lit·i·ga·tor \ ˈli-tə-ˌgā-tər \

legal Definition of litigator

: one that litigates; especially : a lawyer skilled at litigation

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