Sunday, November 03, 2013
Definitions for vexatious
- causing vexation; troublesome; annoying: a vexatious situation.
- Law. (of legal actions) instituted without sufficient grounds and serving only to cause annoyance to the defendant.
- disorderly; confused; troubled.
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Citations for vexatious
The courts of law would never be so constantly crowded with petty, vexatious and disgraceful suits, were it not for the herds of pettifogging lawyers that infest them.
Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
Origin of vexatious
Vexatious entered English from the Latin word vexāre which meant "to shake, jolt, harass, annoy."