litigant

[lit-i-guh nt]

noun

a person engaged in a lawsuit.

adjective

litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.

Nearby words

  1. lithuanian,
  2. lithuresis,
  3. lithuria,
  4. lithy,
  5. litigable,
  6. litigate,
  7. litigation,
  8. litigation friend,
  9. litigator,
  10. litigiosity

Origin of litigant

1630–40; < Latin lītigant- (stem of lītigāns, present participle of lītigāre to go to law), equivalent to līt- (stem of līs) a lawsuit + -ig- (combining form of agere to carry on) + -ant- -ant

Can be confusedlitigant litigator

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British Dictionary definitions for litigant

litigant

noun

a party to a lawsuit

adjective

engaged in litigation
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Word Origin and History for litigant

litigant

1630s (adj.); 1650s (n.), from French litigant, from Latin litigantem (nominative litigans), present participle of litigare (see litigation).

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