Litigate meaning

lĭtĭ-gāt
To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
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To bring a lawsuit or defend against a lawsuit in court.
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To carry on a lawsuit.
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(intransitive, construed with on) To go to law.
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To contest in a lawsuit.
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Origin of litigate

  • Latin lītigāre lītigāt- līs līt- lawsuit agere to drive ag- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin lÄ«tigāre, present active infinitive of lÄ«tigō; which, in its turn, stems from lÄ«tem (“a quarrel") + agō (“do, practice").

    From Wiktionary