Search Result for "litigious":
1. of or relating to litigation;
2. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits;
- Example: "a style described as abrasive and contentious"
- Example: "a disputatious lawyer"
- Example: "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
[syn: contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Litigious \Li*ti"gious\, a. [L. litigiosus, fr. litigium dispute, quarrel, fr. litigare: cf. F. litigieux. See Litigation.] 1. Inclined to initiate lawsuits; given to the practice of contending in law; fond of litigation. " A pettifogging attorney or a litigious client." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still Litigious men, who quarrels move. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Quarrelsome; contentious; argumentative. [1913 Webster] 3. Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious. --Shak. [1913 Webster] No fences, parted fields, nor marks, nor bounds, Distinguished acres of litigious grounds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Of or pertaining to legal disputes. [1913 Webster] Nor brothers cite to the litigious bar. --Young. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
litigious adj 1: of or relating to litigation 2: 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" [syn: contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "litigious": actionable, aggressive, argumental, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, causidical, combative, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputatious, divisive, eristic, factional, factious, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, litigable, litigant, litigatory, logomachic, partisan, pilpulistic, polarizing, polemic, polemical, pro and con, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, shrewish, wranglingBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
LITIGIOUS. That which is the subject of a suit or action; that which is contested in a court of justice. In another sense, litigious signifies a disposition to sue; a fondness for litigation.