litig-, litiga-, litigat- +
(Latin: carry on a legal suit, lawsuit; quarrel, contention)
To claim or to dispute by court action, to test or to try the validity of a claim by legal action.
2. A person who is involved in a lawsuit or who is suing another person or is being sued by someone.
2. To institute legal proceedings against someone or an organization; to file a suit against: "They agreed to litigate all disputes in the court tomorrow."
3. Etymology: from the early 17th century, from Latin litigat-, past participle of litigare, lit-, "lawsuit" + agere, "to drive".
2. The use of the legal system to settle a dispute or a disagreement: "Although the court proceedings took place last month, the case is still in litigation."
3. The act or process of bringing about or contesting a lawsuit or all lawsuits collectively: "The workers' complaints are still in litigation."
The mitigation of the sentence by the judge, from life in prison to time served for the accused, brought an end to any further litigation.
She is a famous and successful litigator."
2. Referring to a person who constantly brings or who prolongs legal actions; particularly when the legal maneuvers are unnecessary or unfounded.
Such people often enjoy legal battles, the controversy, the courtroom, and the spotlight; so, they use the courts to punish enemies, to seek profits, and to pursue minor issues which do not deserve judicial attention.3. Etymology: from the late 14th century, "fond of disputes", from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome"; from litigium, "dispute, strife" which is related to litigare, "to dispute, to quarrel, to strive," from litem, "lawsuit, dispute, quarrel, strife" + root of agere, "to drive, to conduct".
2. Of or relating to litigation; that is, inclined to or showing an inclination to dispute to disagree, even to quickly engage in law suits instead of trying to negotiate an agreement.