- to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law.
- Archaic. to dispute (a point, assertion, etc.).
- to carry on a lawsuit.
Origin of litigate
Examples from the Web for litigate
That it took 12 years to litigate without one does no credit to the legal system.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
Our super-rich can litigate and settle their way out of charges we peons could never escape.America’s Prison System: Not Faring Well Either
April 5, 2014
How often, Mr. Lovelace, must I repeat, that I will not litigate with my father?
He knew it, I told him, to be my resolution not to litigate with my father.
They cannot come into court to litigate their claims, nor can a court decide on them.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
They are now protected by the treaty, but we will litigate them out of all their grants.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
I did not know but that you had found something besides to litigate.Lemorne Versus Huell
Elizabeth Drew Stoddard
- to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
- (intr) to engage in legal proceedings
Word Origin and History for litigate
1610s, from Middle French litigier and directly from Latin litigatus, past participle of litigare "to dispute, carry on a suit" (see litigation). Related: Litigated; litigating.