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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A party engaged in a lawsuit.
  • adj. Engaged in a lawsuit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
  • n. A person engaged in a lawsuit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
  • n. One who is a party to a suit at law.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from Latin lītigāns, lītigant-, a disputant, from present participle of lītigāre, to bring suit; see litigate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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