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litigious

[ li-tij-uhs ]
/ lɪˈtɪdʒ əs /
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adjective
of or relating to litigation.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
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Origin of litigious

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin lītigiōsus contentious, equivalent to lītigi(um) a quarrel (see litigant, -ium) + -ōsus-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for litigious

litigious
/ (lɪˈtɪdʒəs) /

adjective
excessively ready to go to law
of or relating to litigation
inclined to dispute or disagree

Derived forms of litigious

litigiously, adverblitigiousness, noun

Word Origin for litigious

C14: from Latin lītigiōsus quarrelsome, from lītigium strife
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