[ lit-i-geyt ]
/ ˈlɪt ɪˌgeɪt /
verb (used with object), lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing.
to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law.
Archaic. to dispute (a point, assertion, etc.).
verb (used without object), lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing.
to carry on a lawsuit.
Words nearby litigate
Origin of litigate
OTHER WORDS FROM litigatelit·i·ga·tive, adjectivere·lit·i·gate, verb (used with object), re·lit·i·gat·ed, re·lit·i·gat·ing.un·lit·i·gat·ed, adjectiveun·lit·i·gat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for litigative
/ (ˈlɪtɪˌɡeɪt) /
to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
(intr) to engage in legal proceedings
Derived forms of litigatelitigator, noun
Word Origin for litigate
C17: from Latin lītigāre, from līt-, stem of līs lawsuit + agere to carry on
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