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litigation

[lit-i-gey-shuh n]
noun
  1. the act or process of litigating: a matter that is still in litigation.
  2. a lawsuit.
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Origin of litigation

1560–70; < Late Latin lītigātiōn- (stem of lītigātiō) a dispute. See litigate, -ion
Related formsnon·lit·i·ga·tion, nounpre·lit·i·ga·tion, nounre·lit·i·ga·tion, noun
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Related Words for litigations

case, process, prosecution, trial, suit, action, lawsuit, dispute, cause, contention

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British Dictionary definitions for litigations

litigation

noun
  1. the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
  2. a judicial proceeding or contest
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Word Origin and History for litigations

litigation

n.

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.

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