Origin of litigious
Examples from the Web for litigiousness
St. Paul here gives his judgment on the litigiousness of the Corinthians.
Litigiousness got no play where courts did not exist, and perjury could not show itself where witnesses were not examined.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
Next to the charge of untruthfulness, Mill upbraids the Hindus for what he calls their litigiousness.India: What can it teach us?|F. Max Mller
British Dictionary definitions for litigiousness
Word Origin for litigious
Word Origin and History for litigiousness
late 14c., "fond of disputes," from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome," from litigium "dispute, strife," related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning "fond of engaging in lawsuits" is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.