litigious

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

Definition of litigious

1 a :disputatious, contentious
  • in a litigious mood
b :prone to engage in lawsuits
  • an increasingly litigious society
2 :subject to litigation
  • not known to be litigious when purchased
  • —James Muirhead
3 :of, relating to, or marked by litigation
  • a litigious situation

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

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Origin and Etymology of litigious

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin litigiosus, from litigium dispute, from litigare

Law Dictionary

litigious

adjective li·ti·gious \ li-ˈti-jəs \

legal Definition of litigious

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 :subject to litigation
  • acquired only a possible litigious claim
  • Wells v. Joseph, 95 So. 2d 843 (1957)
3 :of, relating to, or marked by litigation

litigiously

adverb

litigiousness

noun

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