litigant


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lit·i·gant

 (lĭt′ĭ-gənt)
n.
A party engaged in a lawsuit.
adj.
Engaged in a lawsuit.

[French, from Old French, from Latin lītigāns, lītigant-, a disputant, from present participle of lītigāre, to bring suit; see litigate.]

litigant

(ˈlɪtɪɡənt)
n
(Law) a party to a lawsuit
adj
(Law) engaged in litigation

lit•i•gant

(ˈlɪt ɪ gənt)

n.
1. a person engaged in a lawsuit.
adj.
2. litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
[1630–40; < Latin]

litigant

A person who is taking part in a lawsuit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.litigant - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
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"
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
appellant, plaintiff in error - the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
filer - a party who files a notice with a law court
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
complainant, plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of law
prevailing party - the party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor

litigant

noun claimant, party, plaintiff, contestant, litigator, disputant The litigant should first write to the defendant.
Translations

litigant

[ˈlɪtɪgənt] Nlitigante mf

litigant

nprozessführende Partei; the litigantsdie Prozessgegner pl, → die prozessführenden Parteien

litigant

[ˈlɪtɪgənt] nlitigante m/f
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A JUDGE who had for years looked in vain for an opportunity for infamous distinction, but whom no litigant thought worth bribing, sat one day upon the Bench, lamenting his hard lot, and threatening to put an end to his life if business did not improve.
method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately
Would you say `most,' I replied, when you consider that there is a further stage of the evil in which a man is not only a life-long litigant, passing all his days in the courts, either as plaintiff or defendant, but is actually led by his bad taste to pride himself on his litigiousness; he imagines that he is a master in dishonesty; able to take every crooked turn, and wriggle into and out of every hole, bending like a withy and getting out of the way of justice: and all for what?
The chances were that May, who knew nothing of his professional life, and had never shown any interest in it, would not learn of the postponement, should it take place, nor remember the names of the litigants if they were mentioned before her; and at any rate he could no longer put off seeing Madame Olenska.
Around four of the pillars, stalls of merchants, all sparkling with glass and tinsel; around the last three, benches of oak, worn and polished by the trunk hose of the litigants, and the robes of the attorneys.
The purpose of the Pro Se Clinic is to ensure that pro se litigants receive fair treatment when before the federal court while facilitating the efficient administration of justice both for the litigant and the District Court itself.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, also directed to shift the Special Courts which were provided space/rooms/courts in the old building to the new premises till the provision of satisfactory facilities to the lawyers and the litigant public.
Oftentimes, without the assistance of counsel, these individuals struggle to achieve meaningful access to the court, which translates into frustration for the litigant.
Many self-represented litigants are unaware of the nuances of court processes and struggle to navigate the judicial system, leading many lawyers and legal commentators to ask how and whether courts operate efficiently and fairly in cases involving a self-represented litigant.
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He added: " He shall simultaneously make the arrangements on the ground and let the litigant know the point where he will be received with a wheel chair.
The Lahore High Court is going to introduce an enterprise software system, which is the first-ever for a court in Pakistan, in order to facilitate litigant public and lawyers.