Origin of litigate; from 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 l&imacron;tigare, l&imacron;tigat- : l&imacron;s, l&imacron;t-, 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").