What does litigate mean?

litigate meaning in General Dictionary

To carry on a suit by judicial process

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  • to really make the topic of case to contest in-law to prosecute or defend by pleadings exhibition of research and judicial debate in a courtroom regarding litigate an underlying cause
  • participate in appropriate procedures
  • institute appropriate procedures against; file a suit against
  • to help make the subject of case; to contest in law; to prosecute or safeguard by pleadings, event of research, and judicial debate in a courtroom; since, to litigate a reason.
  • To carry on a suit by judicial process.

litigate meaning in Law Dictionary

To dispute or contend In kind of law; to continue a suit.


litigate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from center French litigier and straight from Latin litigatus, previous participle of litigare "to dispute, carry-on a suit" (identify litigation). Relevant: Litigated; litigating.


litigate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To make the topic of case; to contest in-law; to prosecute or safeguard by pleadings, exhibition of research, and judicial discussion in a court; since, to litigate an underlying cause.

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  • (v. i.) to continue a suit by judicial procedure.

Sentence Examples with the word litigate

Honorius, in the West, at the end of the 4th century, made a constitution providing that if any desired to litigate before the bishops they should not be forbidden, but that in civil matters the prelates should render judgment in the manner of arbitrators by consent (Cod.

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