Definition of litigant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪtɪɡ(ə)nt/


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.
litigator, opponent in law, opponent, contestant, contender, disputant, plaintiff, claimant, complainant, petitioner, appellant, respondent, party, interest, defendant, accused


[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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