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litigation

Legal Definition of litigation

Noun

  1. A dispute is in "litigation" ( or being "litigated") when it has become the subject of a formal court action or lawsuit.

Definition of litigation

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌlɪtəˈɡeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%lIt@"geIS@n/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

litigation (countable and uncountable; plural litigations)

  1. (law) The conduct of a lawsuit

    There is ongoing litigation in this matter.

    This law firm is known for its litigation practice.

    That attorney has been chastized for his litigation behavior.

References

  • prof. dr. W. Martin, prof. dr. G.A.J. Tops et.al., Groot Woordenboek Engels-Nederlands, Van Dale Lexicografie, Utrecht/Antwerpen, 1998 [English-Dutch dictionary]

Further reading

The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. One who has a tendency to litigate rather than seek non-judicial remedies is called litigious. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the lawyers (attorneys) representing them are called litigators.

References:

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