litigation
I noun action, case, cause, controversy, disputation, dispute, judicial contest, lawsuit, legal action, legal battle, legal contest, legal dispute, legal matter, legal proceeding, legal remedy, matter, proceeding, suit, suit at law, trial, wrangling associated concepts: appellate proceedings, civil proceedings, collateral proceedings, common law proceedings, criminal proceedings, frivolous litigation, plenary proceedings, special proceedings, summary proceedings, supplemental proceedings II index action (proceeding), case (lawsuit), cause (lawsuit), complaint, contest (dispute), controversy (lawsuit), day in court, dispute, hearing, lawsuit, matter (case), proceeding, prosecution (criminal trial), suit, trial (legal proceeding)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


litigation
n.
A lawsuit or legal action; the act of bringing or defending a lawsuit.
adj.
litigious

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


litigation
the putting of a dispute before a court or tribunal.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


litigation
The process of bringing and pursuing (litigating) a lawsuit.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


litigation
n. A legal action; the process of bringing and carrying on a legal action.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


litigation
An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


litigation
I
An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
II A lawsuit; a legal action, including all proceedings therein.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

litigation
n.
   any lawsuit or other resort to the courts to determine a legal question or matter.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Litigation — Lit i*ga tion, n. [L. litigatio, fr. litigare to dispute, litigate; lis, litis, dispute, lawsuit (OL. stlis) + agere to carry on. See {Agent}.] The act or process of litigating; a suit at law; a judicial contest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • litigation — A dispute that results in formal Court action or a law suit. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • litigation — 1560s, disputation, from L.L. litigationem (nom. litigatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. litigare to dispute, quarrel, strive, from phrase litem agere, from litem (nom. lis) lawsuit, dispute, quarrel, strife + agere to drive, conduct (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • litigation — [n] matter coming before court of law action, case, cause, contention, dispute, lawsuit, process, prosecution, suit, trial; concept 318 …   New thesaurus

  • litigation — [lit΄i gā′shən] n. [LL litigatio] 1. the act or process of carrying on a lawsuit 2. a lawsuit …   English World dictionary

  • litigation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ costly, expensive ▪ endless, lengthy, protracted ▪ complex ▪ potential, threatened …   Collocations dictionary

  • litigation — litigate lit‧i‧gate [ˈlɪtgeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] LAW to take a claim or complaint against a person or organization to a court of law: • He spent several weeks looking for the right lawyers to litigate the case …   Financial and business terms

  • litigation — n. 1) to initiate, start litigation 2) litigation over; with 3) in litigation (the case was in litigation) * * * [lɪtɪ geɪʃ(ə)n] startlitigation with to initiate litigation over in litigation (the case was in litigation) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • litigation — /lit i gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of litigating: a matter that is still in litigation. 2. a lawsuit. [1560 70; < LL litigation (s. of litigatio) a dispute. See LITIGATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • litigation — [[t]lɪ̱tɪge͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Litigation is the process of fighting or defending a case in a civil court of law. The settlement ends more than four years of litigation on behalf of the residents …   English dictionary

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