- of or relating to litigation.
- excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
- inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
Origin of litigious
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Examples from the Web for litigiousness
Litigiousness got no play where courts did not exist, and perjury could not show itself where witnesses were not examined.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
St. Paul here gives his judgment on the litigiousness of the Corinthians.
Next to the charge of untruthfulness, Mill upbraids the Hindus for what he calls their litigiousness.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
- excessively ready to go to law
- of or relating to litigation
- inclined to dispute or disagree
Word Origin and History for litigiousness
late 14c., "fond of disputes," from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome," from litigium "dispute, strife," related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning "fond of engaging in lawsuits" is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.