litigant

[ lit-i-guh nt ]
/ ˈlɪt ɪ gənt /

noun

a person engaged in a lawsuit.

adjective

litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.

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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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH litigant

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British Dictionary definitions for litigant

litigant
/ (ˈlɪtɪɡənt) /

noun

a party to a lawsuit

adjective

engaged in litigation
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