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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 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 ?
Once only, during the eleven years of litigation, did he lose control of his temper.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
There is hardly a subject of litigation between individuals, which may not involve those ingredients of fraud, accident, trust, or hardship, which would render the matter an object of equitable rather than of legal jurisdiction, as the distinction is known and established in several of the States.
Such men were paid off in full, litigation being the speculator's aversion.
His passion is for the British law, and he has spent a large fortune in litigation.
Butteridge plunged into litigation with the more recalcitrant, while at the same time sustaining a vigorous agitation and canvass to induce the Government to purchase his invention.
The tide-lands had been in litigation for years, and he took the bull by the horns--buying out the private owners and at the same time leasing from the city fathers.
I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining.
Upon the ground," said the Attorney, "that after paying all fees and expenses of litigation and all charges against the estate there will still be something left.
Here Allworthy interposed; and the squire being unable to prevail either with the uncle or nephew, was, after some litigation, obliged to consent to delay introducing Jones to Sophia till the afternoon; at which time Allworthy, as well in compassion to Jones as in compliance with the eager desires of Western, was prevailed upon to promise to attend at the tea-table.
Every obstacle of litigation would be raised--every point in the case would be systematically contested--and by the time we had spent our thousands instead of our hundreds, the final result would, in all probability, be against us.
He has been occupied for many years in conducting civil and commercial litigation, and only the other day he won an important case.