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lit·i·gate

 (lĭt′ĭ-gāt′)
v. lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing, lit·i·gates
v.tr.
To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
v.intr.
To bring a lawsuit or defend against a lawsuit in court.

[Latin lītigāre, lītigāt- : līs, līt-, lawsuit + agere, to drive; see ag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

lit′i·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
lit′i·ga′tion n.
lit′i·ga′tor n.

litigation

(ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. (Law) the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
2. (Law) a judicial proceeding or contest

lit•i•ga•tion

(ˌlɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of litigating: a matter that is still in litigation.
2. a lawsuit.
[1560–70; < Late Latin]

litigation

The process of initiating or contesting a lawsuit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.litigation - a legal proceeding in a courtlitigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
custody battle - litigation to settle custody of the children of a divorced couple
vexatious litigation - litigation shown to have been instituted maliciously and without probable cause; "he got an injunction against vexatious litigation by his enemies"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

litigation

noun lawsuit, case, action, process, disputing, prosecution, contending The settlement ends more than four years of litigation.
Translations
دَعْوى قَضائِيَّه
spor
proces
pereskedés
málaferli
bylinėjimasis
prāvatiesāšanās

litigation

[ˌlɪtɪˈgeɪʃən] Nlitigio m, pleito m

litigation

[ˌlɪtɪˈgeɪʃən] nlitige m, contentieux mlitmus paper [ˈlɪtməspeɪpər] npapier m de tournesollitmus test [ˈlɪtməstɛst] nexamen m de passage
to be a litmus test of sth → être l'examen de passage de qch
The success of wind power represents a litmus test for renewable energy → Le succès de l'énergie éolienne représente l'examen de passage des énergies renouvelables.

litigation

nProzess m, → Rechtsstreit m; he threatened them with litigationer drohte ihnen mit einem Prozess

litigation

[ˌlɪtɪˈgeɪʃn] ncausa (giudiziaria)

litigation

(litiˈgeiʃən) noun
a private law-suit.
References in classic literature ?
The simplicity and expedition which form the distinguishing characters of this mode of trial require that the matter to be decided should be reduced to some single and obvious point; while the litigations usual in chancery frequently comprehend a long train of minute and independent particulars.
The plaintiffs' bar that practices in asbestos is trying to diversify into other litigations," said Mark A.
In the litigation arena, having good numbers in advance is not only good business practice, but also serves to minimize litigations and disappointments between law firms and clients.
The team has a reputation for successfully handling significant civil, criminal and regulatory litigations as well as corporate governance and compliance counseling matters.
Unfortunately, most borrowers and lenders do not have this information available in advance of litigations and, therefore, must spend thousands of dollars in fees and costs on the discovery process.
MOREOVER, SNH IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY ASSURANCE AS TO WHEN THESE LITIGATIONS MAY END OR THE AMOUNTS OF FUTURE LITIGATION EXPENSES WHICH IT MAY INCUR.
Pahmer, 36, practices in a wide range of litigation areas, including securities fraud, employment discrimination, civil RICO, bankruptcy and other general commercial litigations.
IN PARTICULAR, THIS PRESS RELEASE REFERS TO A RECENT COURT DECISION IN PENDING LITIGATIONS BETWEEN SNH AND HEALTHSOUTH.
He has represented clients in complex Federal district court matters, including multi-district litigations (MDLs).
Additionally, the CLRM solution supports more efficient and more cost-effective dispute resolution by helping manage the millions of documents involved in large corporate litigations.
The firm has offices in New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles and is active in major litigations pending in federal and state courts throughout the United States.