Definition of litigate in English:
1Go to law; be a party to a lawsuit.
- It is not an abuse of process merely to require a litigant to litigate in a tribunal of a Convention country if that tribunal in fact has jurisdiction under the convention.
- One does not take away that choice by permitting, encouraging or preventing the exhortation of the citizen to litigate or not to litigate.
- At the same time, the church has every incentive to litigate, because the litigation is cost-free.
1.1 [with object] Take (a claim or a dispute) to a court of law.
- The bankruptcy does not affect his ability to litigate such claims.
- The question of whether employees can sign away their rights to litigate wage claims collectively is not going away.
- Their decision not to litigate the claim was deliberate.
- Example sentences
- They are for the external direction of litigants and litigators.
- In these battles where the government is on their side, public interest litigators for right-leaning organizations are hardly standing alone with a slingshot.
- He is 45 and makes his living as a corporate litigator handling contracts and corporate shareholder disputes.
Early 17th century: from Latin litigat- 'disputed in a lawsuit', from the verb litigare, from lis, lit- 'lawsuit'.
Words that rhyme with litigatemitigate
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