Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
  • adj. Tending to engage in lawsuits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to litigation.
  • adj. Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
  • adj. Argumentative or combative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to initiate lawsuits; given to the practice of contending in law; fond of litigation.
  • adj. Quarrelsome; contentious; argumentative.
  • adj. Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to legal disputes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined to litigate or go to law; given to the practice of bringing lawsuits; fond of litigation; contentious.
  • Subject to or dependent upon legal contest; hence, disputable; controvertible; subject to contention: as, litigious right.
  • Of or pertaining to litigation; relating to or connected with legal contention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to litigation
  • adj. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lītigiōsus, from lītigium, dispute, from lītigāre, to quarrel; see litigate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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