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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


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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