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Related to litigiously: litigiousness, lentiginous, depreciatory


1. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
2. Tending to engage in lawsuits.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lītigiōsus, from lītigium, dispute, from lītigāre, to quarrel; see litigate.]

li·ti′gious·ly adv.
li·ti′gious·ness n.
References in classic literature ?
He boasted that he stood up litigiously for the interests of the college; and he had undefined and undefinable ideas that the marshal intercepted a 'Fund,' which ought to come to the collegians.
They have litigiously responded to any attempts to regulate them, claiming the mantle of "religious freedom" to deceive and manipulate women.
The whole montage maintains a danceable hip hop beat (shifting in the crescendo to drill & bass doubletime), while simultaneously mounting a pointed criticism of the music industry as litigiously jealous of its cultural properties.
6) Because Detkin needed a less litigiously provocative pejorative phrase for "patent extortionist," he started using patent troll (Wild 2008; Levy 2012).
Those revelations gave Chevron a course to fight back, and it has litigiously pursued the law firms involved in the original decisions.
Furthermore, the ABA's argument might have been litigiously imprudent because, as outlined below, the CFPB's rule may fail under Chevron step one.