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litigation

[lit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌlɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of litigating:
a matter that is still in litigation.
2.
a lawsuit.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin lītigātiōn- (stem of lītigātiō) a dispute. See litigate, -ion
Related forms
nonlitigation, noun
prelitigation, noun
relitigation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for relitigation

litigation

/ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
2.
a judicial proceeding or contest
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Word Origin and History for relitigation

litigation

n.

1560s, "disputation," from Late Latin litigationem (nominative litigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin litigare "to dispute, quarrel, strive," from phrase litem agere, from litem (nominative lis) "lawsuit, dispute, quarrel, strife" + agere "to drive, conduct" (see act). Meaning "act of carrying on a lawsuit" is from 1640s.

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