Litigation



[lit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌlɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of :
a matter that is still in litigation.
2.
a lawsuit.
/ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
2.
a judicial proceeding or contest
n.

1560s, “disputation,” from Late Latin litigationem (nominative litigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin litigare “to dispute, quarrel, strive,” from phrase litem agere, from litem (nominative lis) “lawsuit, dispute, quarrel, strife” + agere “to drive, conduct” (see act). Meaning “act of carrying on a lawsuit” is from 1640s.

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