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litigant

[lit-i-guh nt] /ˈlɪt ɪ gənt/
noun
1.
a person engaged in a lawsuit.
adjective
2.
litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin lītigant- (stem of lītigāns, present participle of lītigāre to go to law), equivalent to līt- (stem of līs) a lawsuit + -ig- (combining form of agere to carry on) + -ant- -ant
Can be confused
litigant, litigator.
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Examples from the web for litigant
  • If you have a case pending in court or want to start one, you are a litigant.
  • The following are the basic responsibilities of a self-represented litigant.
  • The litigant and attorney together agree on who is responsible for completing which specific tasks in the case.
  • Because appellate courts do not hold trials, there are no litigant, witness or juror responses to consider.
British Dictionary definitions for litigant

litigant

/ˈlɪtɪɡənt/
noun
1.
a party to a lawsuit
adjective
2.
engaged in litigation
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Word Origin and History for litigant

1630s (adj.); 1650s (n.), from French litigant, from Latin litigantem (nominative litigans), present participle of litigare (see litigation).

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