Definition of litigant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlidəɡənt/


A person involved in a lawsuit.
Example sentences
  • 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.


[postpositive] archaic
Involved in a lawsuit: the parties litigant


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

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Syllabification: lit·i·gant

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