Litigant definition

lĭtĭ-gənt
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A party engaged in a lawsuit.
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A party to a legal action.
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(rare) Engaged in litigation.
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A party to a lawsuit.
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The definition of a litigant is a person who is involved in a lawsuit.

A person who is suing his doctor for malpractice is an example of a litigant.

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(law) A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.
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Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.

The parties litigant.

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Engaged in a lawsuit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
litigant
Plural:
litigants

Origin of litigant

  • French from Old French from Latin lītigāns lītigant- a disputant from present participle of lītigāre to bring suit litigate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin litigans, litigantis.

    From Wiktionary