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Meaning of LITIGIOUS

Pronunciation:  li'tijus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to litigation

LITIGIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: argumentative, contentious, disputatious, disputative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Li*ti"gious\, a. [L. litigiosus, fr. litigium
dispute, quarrel, fr. litigare: cf. F. litigieux. See
1. Inclined to judicial contest; given to the practice of
   contending in law; guarrelsome; contentious; fond of
   litigation. `` A pettifogging attorney or a litigious
   client.'' --Macaulay.

         Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still
         Litigious men, who guarrels move.     --Donne.

2. Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible;
   debatable; doubtful; precarious. --Shak.

         No fences, parted fields, nor marks, nor bounds,
         Distinguished acres of litigious grounds. --Dryden.

3. Of or pertaining to legal disputes.

         Nor brothers cite to the litigious bar. --Young.

Thesaurus Terms
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