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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.

litigate

(ˈlɪtɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (Law) to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
2. (Law) (intr) to engage in legal proceedings
[C17: from Latin lītigāre, from līt-, stem of līs lawsuit + agere to carry on]
ˈlitiˌgator n

lit•i•gate

(ˈlɪt ɪˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law.
v.i.
2. to carry on a lawsuit.
[1605–15; < Latin lītigātus, past participle of lītigāre to go to law =līt-, s. of līs a lawsuit + -igāre (compare fumigate)]
lit′i•ga`tive, adj.

litigate


Past participle: litigated
Gerund: litigating

Imperative
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Present
I litigate
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he/she/it litigates
we litigate
you litigate
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Preterite
I litigated
you litigated
he/she/it litigated
we litigated
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Present Continuous
I am litigating
you are litigating
he/she/it is litigating
we are litigating
you are litigating
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Present Perfect
I have litigated
you have litigated
he/she/it has litigated
we have litigated
you have litigated
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Past Continuous
I was litigating
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he/she/it was litigating
we were litigating
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Past Perfect
I had litigated
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we had litigated
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Future
I will litigate
you will litigate
he/she/it will litigate
we will litigate
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Future Perfect
I will have litigated
you will have litigated
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Future Continuous
I will be litigating
you will be litigating
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we will be litigating
you will be litigating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been litigating
you have been litigating
he/she/it has been litigating
we have been litigating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been litigating
you will have been litigating
he/she/it will have been litigating
we will have been litigating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been litigating
you had been litigating
he/she/it had been litigating
we had been litigating
you had been litigating
they had been litigating
Conditional
I would litigate
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Past Conditional
I would have litigated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.litigate - engage in legal proceedings
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
action, sue, litigate, process - institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
2.litigate - institute legal proceedings againstlitigate - institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
expedite - process fast and efficiently; "I will try to expedite the matter"
litigate - engage in legal proceedings

litigate

verb
To institute or subject to legal proceedings:
Idiom: bring suit.
Translations

litigate

[ˈlɪtɪgeɪt] VIlitigar, pleitear

litigate

[ˈlɪtɪgeɪt]
vt [+ claim] → mettre en litige
viplaider

litigate

vieinen Prozess führen or anstrengen

litigate

[ˈlɪtɪˌgeɪt] viessere in causa
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As the Clendenin Brothers court observed, "We expect that, our decision notwithstanding, interpretation of the scope of pollution exclusion clauses likely will continue to be ardently litigated throughout state and federal courts.
Garwood and the service litigated the issue of the value of the water rights and the resulting tax paid by the company, and the Tax Court determined that Garwood had overpaid its tax liability for that year by more than $10,000.
Judges now look for a better fit between scientific evidence and the issue being litigated, says Joe S.
This issue has been litigated and re-litigated many times, and the courts have been clear: Corn-panies that profit from federal contracts must comply with our requests for proof that they are meeting their obligations," said Patricia Shiu, director of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Some of us who litigated tax cases in the 1990s can recall IRS attorneys who used hardball litigation tactics learned in trying tax shelter cases in the 1980s to try to gain advantage in later non-shelter cases.
Within days, Jacqueline assembled a team of associates, led by Debora Hoehne and Jessica Liou, who zealously dove into this heavily litigated case.
This has caused profound change in the way business cases are litigated.