Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A party engaged in a lawsuit.
  • adjective Engaged in a lawsuit.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
  • noun A person engaged in a lawsuit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, from Latin lītigāns, lītigant-, a disputant, from present participle of lītigāre, to bring suit; see litigate.]

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