Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Property of being litigious, of tending to resort to legal means such as sorts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being litigious; disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being litigious; a disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits; inclination to judicial contests.

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

  • n. a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits

Etymologies

litigious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It gives Galloway time to contact people who'd be taking international flights to attend the conference but makes much of their expenses non-refundable, puts Talk Sport on notice that the wider business community will make Galloway a liability for Talk Sport every chance it can get, and provides ammunition to Galloway's detractors about his so-called litigiousness given that suing the company is the predictable consequence of the Blackpool company's precipitous action.

    George Galloway: Sorry Pal, The Show Can't Go On

  • “One hates to see the kind of litigiousness the founders practiced here rewarded so handsomely,” said Kirk O.

    Lessons From the War Over Skype - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Orlando Ferreres, another economist who is facing criminal charges, says the government's litigiousness has forced him to ante up hefty legal fees and imposed a mental burden on him.

    Economists Quake as Argentina Votes

  • With sales of smartphones booming and growth expected to continue, litigiousness among large technology makers has grown.

    U.S. Trade Body to Review HTC Vs. Apple Ruling

  • The New Yorker's spin is that this is about an immigrant adopting American litigiousness, though alleging defamation is not, I think, as American as alleging trademark infringement.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • America, meanwhile, has gotten bloated with bureaucracy, litigiousness and excess regulation, he argues, and it's no longer the best place in the world to do business.

    Does History Say China Wins?

  • With sales of smartphones booming, and growth expected to continue, litigiousness among large technology markers has grown to a fever pitch.

    HTC Takes a Blow in Apple Fight

  • To his credit, Blazing Cat Fur has as yet shown no stirrings of litigiousness, contenting himself with his usual low-level baiting from the safety of his lair.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The burden of excess litigiousness falls disproportionately on small business, so encouraging enterprise in the U.K. will surely require some redress on this front.

    'From Rescue to Reform'

  • But Mr. Cohen's wildest act may have been his own, as a fireplug-shaped music-business eminence with a reputation for litigiousness.

    Manager of Stars, Big Fan of Lawsuits

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