- the act or process of litigating: a matter that is still in litigation.
- a lawsuit.
Origin of litigation
Examples from the Web for litigations
Campbell has successfully represented other clients in litigations against Adelson.Sheldon Adelson, the Billionaire Who Bankrupted Me
John L. Smith
February 28, 2013
Let the scene close on my litigations at Aix-la-Chapelle and Vienna.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
Fairness and justice in suits and litigations were provided for.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
What is necessary is to cause the people to have no litigations (Legge).A History of Chinese Literature
Herbert A. Giles
It was a long litigation, or rather a series of litigations.Villainage in England
They pursued him to the end, these litigations; or he pursued them!
- the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
- a judicial proceeding or contest
Word Origin and History for litigations
1560s, "disputation," from Late Latin litigationem (nominative litigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin litigare "to dispute, quarrel, strive," from phrase litem agere, from litem (nominative lis) "lawsuit, dispute, quarrel, strife" + agere "to drive, conduct" (see act). Meaning "act of carrying on a lawsuit" is from 1640s.