transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
Origin of litigatefrom Classical Latin litigatus, past participle of litigare, to dispute, carry on a suit from lis (gen. litis), dispute + agere, to do: see act
verblit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing, lit·i·gates
Origin of litigateLatin lītigāre lītigāt- līs līt- lawsuit agere to drive ; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present litigates, present participle litigating, simple past and past participle litigated)
From Latin lÄ«tigÄre, present active infinitive of lÄ«tigÅ; which, in its turn, stems from lÄ«tem (“a quarrel") + agÅ (“do, practice").