Definition of litigant in English:

litigant

Syllabification: lit·i·gant
Pronunciation: /ˈlitəgənt
 
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noun

  • A person involved in a lawsuit.
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    • So judges and magistrates are not subject to litigation from disgruntled litigants.
    • They are for the external direction of litigants and litigators.
    • I was unable to obtain a lawyer in these matters because Legal Aid does not provide legal aid to litigants who are in civil matters.

adjective

[postpositive] archaic Back to top  
  • Involved in a lawsuit: the parties litigant

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, from Latin litigant- 'carrying on a lawsuit', from the verb litigare (see litigate).

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