• WordNet 3.6
    • n litigator (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 Litigator One who litigates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n litigator One who litigates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Litigator one who litigates
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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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. litigāre, -ātumlis, litis, a strife, agĕre, to do.


In literature:

It is a litigated question, whether the circulation of paper, rather than of specie, is a good or an evil.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
And how about the litigants?
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
The man who becomes a client in the sense of litigant is an exception.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
This is much against his will, for he is constantly seeking an excuse for litigation.
"The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval" by A. Leblond de Brumath
LAWSUIT, suit, action, cause, trial, litigation.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
It is not fair that the private litigant should be obliged to set up and establish again the facts which the Government has proved.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
It would be a sight cheaper than litigation, I reckon.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
The entire judicial system seems designed for the speedy trial of cases and the discouragement of litigation.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
He could afford litigation like that; I can't.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
A Past Overseer who detained the box in 1793 had to give it back after three years of litigation.
"The Social History of Smoking" by G. L. Apperson

In news:

UDRP Provides AlternativeTo Litigation For Internet Trademark Disputes.
How litigation will drive down banks profitability for years to come.
On reading the principles recommended in this Report for improving the pretrial phases of litigation in both federal and state courts, two words came to mind.
That's why the Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and the State Medical Societies joined the Medical Assn.
Resisting the urge to litigate this case in public, we still thought it useful to reply briefly.
Owners and operators of hotels, motels or any lodging establishment need no reminders about the ever-present threat of mold along with the litigation associated with its discovery.
Prop 37 may have failed, but litigation against genetically modified ingredients goes on.
After three years at a boutique litigation firm in Chicago, I moved to Los Angeles and joined Proskauer in May of 1981.
After all, as litigators, we are charged with the responsibility to solve problems that our clients are unable to solve on their own.
Luckner is a memberof the firm'sEmployment Litigation Team representing employers in federal, state and administrative courts throughout the country.
Michele Roberts packs her briefcase, filling a litigation gap at her new firm.
Announced that a settlement has been reached between itself, the Charles Machine Works, and Vermeer regarding litigation related to the purchase of Earth Tool.
Since John Lydon last made an album, he reunited the Sex Pistols and appeared on TV as a Judge Judy litigant, a reality-show contestant and a spokesman for Country Life butter.
I was a litigation partner in London and then spent 13 years developing and marketing litigation software and working with lawyers.
More Critical Acclaim For Commercial Litigation Treatise .