• WordNet 3.6
    • n litigant (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Litigant A person engaged in a lawsuit.
    • a Litigant Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as, the parties litigant .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • litigant Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
    • n litigant One who is a party to a suit at law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Litigant contending at law: engaged in a lawsuit
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. litigans, -antis, p. pr. of litigare,: cf. F. litigant,. See Litigate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. litigāre, -ātumlis, litis, a strife, agĕre, to do.


In literature:

Litigation kept land titles uncertain here, for many years.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
The spirit of litigation within him told him that the point was to be carried.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Amusement found in petty litigation.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The rights of land-owners, as to running water over their premises, have been fruitful of litigation, but are now well defined.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
The negotiation, which was the beginning of much litigation, thus proved abortive.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
If this were agreed to the case might be amicably settled at once without resource being had to any external litigation.
"Churchwardens' Manual their duties, powers, rights, and privilages" by George Henry
Litigation, evil effects of, 145.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
This clause, declaring a policy void in case the assured commits suicide, has given rise to much litigation.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
This strife is urged on by kind neighbors who take sides, and by the "setters" at the store, who fire the litigants on to unseemliness.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Litigation would be a wearisome business and we couldn't buck her crowd down there.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant

In news:

Tracey Madsen has been named Litigator of the Year.
Smith has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice.
"You don't do something like this unless you think there is a good chance there will be litigation .".
Federal regulators escalated their antitrust investigation of Google on Thursday by hiring a prominent litigator , sending a strong signal that they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.
Top Litigator Rejoins Weil's Patent Litigation Practice In Houston.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Garland T Stephens has rejoined the firm as partner in its Patent Litigation practice in Houston.
Mr Setty was previously the managing principal at Fish & Richardson's Atlanta office before joining Sheppard Mullin, an AmLaw 100 firm that specializes in corporate litigation , according to the statement.
The Republican presidential hopeful touts one job as her primary professional experience before entering politics:federal tax litigation attorney.
Since the beginning of the year, the Las Vegas-based litigation firm Righthaven has filed 57 copyright- protection suits.
But many people might not know that Peters, a civil litigator with Harrison & Moberly LLP, was a self-professed math and English geek in high school and college.
The head of the Mojave National Preserve had little reason to think that an exchange over a memorial built in 1934 would spur a 13-year saga full of litigation, vandalism, political theater and theft.
Employee misclassification, independent contractors An incorrect classification of workers as independent contractors can result in audits, lawsuits, and even class action litigation.
Overconfidence may be laying the groundwork for shareholder litigation at many companies.
Each party is waiting for a state appeals court to decide who has governmental immunity from litigation.
SCOTT SUTTELL Ohio Legislature looks to deal with asbestos litigation.