Next to the charge of untruthfulness, Mill upbraids the Hindus for what he calls their litigiousness.
litigiousness got no play where courts did not exist, and perjury could not show itself where witnesses were not examined.
St. Paul here gives his judgment on the litigiousness of the Corinthians.
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.