- a person engaged in a lawsuit.
- litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
Origin of litigant
Examples from the Web for litigant
Judges are not required to step aside in cases in which they own bonds in one of the parties or receive royalties from a litigant.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer
Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity
April 28, 2014
No counsel was, therefore, at hand to be employed in the defense of a prisoner or litigant.A Prince of Anahuac
James A. Porter
Every litigant was legally required to conduct his own case.
The man who becomes a client in the sense of litigant is an exception.The Man in Court
Frederic DeWitt Wells
The worst cause cannot be so prejudicial to the litigant, as his advocate's or attorney's ignorance or neglect of these forms.
He assumed the rôle of a disinterested party, who, at the request of a litigant, agrees to become an impartial mediator.The Evidence in the Case
James M. Beck
- a party to a lawsuit
- engaged in litigation
Word Origin and History for litigant
1630s (adj.); 1650s (n.), from French litigant, from Latin litigantem (nominative litigans), present participle of litigare (see litigation).