litigative

litigate

[lit-i-geyt]
verb (used with object), litigated, litigating.
1.
to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law.
2.
Archaic. to dispute (a point, assertion, etc.).
verb (used without object), litigated, litigating.
3.
to carry on a lawsuit.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin lītigātus (past participle of lītigāre to go to law). See litigant, -ate1

litigative, adjective
relitigate, verb (used with object), relitigated, relitigating.
unlitigated, adjective
unlitigating, adjective
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litigate (ˈlɪtɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
2.  (intr) to engage in legal proceedings
 
[C17: from Latin lītigāre, from līt-, stem of līs lawsuit + agere to carry on]
 
'litigator
 
n

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litigate
1610s, from L. litigatus, pp. of litigare "to dispute, carry on a suit" (see litigation). Related: Litigating.
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