Definition of Litigant

1. Noun. (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation. "Plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"

Exact synonyms: Litigator
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Defendant, Suspect, Appellant, Plaintiff In Error, Filer, Complainant, Plaintiff, Prevailing Party
Generic synonyms: Party
Derivative terms: Litigate, Litigate



Definition of Litigant

1. a. Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as, the parties litigant.

2. n. A person engaged in a lawsuit.

Definition of Litigant

1. Noun. (legal) A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Litigant

1. one who is engaged in a lawsuit [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Litigant

lithotrophs
lithotype
lithotyped
lithotypes
lithotypic
lithotyping
lithotypy
lithouse
lithoxyl
liths
lithuresis
lithuria
lithy
litidionite
litigable
litigant (current term)
litigant in person
litigants
litigarchy
litigate
litigated
litigates
litigating
litigation
litigations
litigator
litigators
litigious
litigious paranoia
litigiously

Literary usage of Litigant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Compendium of the Law and Practice of Vendors and Purchasers of Real Estate by Joseph Henry Dart (1883)
"And 4thly, Cases where the successful litigant is wholly or in part fixed with payment of costs. ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1921)
"Writ obtained by private litigant as act of law. If A enters into a contract with В which is valid when made, the fact that by proceedings for injunction, ..."

3. Greenleaf and Law in the Federal City by Allen Culling Clark (1901)
"litigant. THE crier observed the friendly features and stalwart form of Mr. Greenleaf and cried: Oyez, oyez, all persons having business before the ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"If a party litigant considers himself aggrieved by the rulings of a Judge on exceptions to the report of a referee, he should point out his objections by ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"... the possible advantage to a litigant of having a larger panel may be claimed by him when a change in the law, increasing the number to be returned, ..."

6. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"13. First, the Title — The Court.— In the 'Court of County. STATE OF , > County. ' Term, AD 18—. § 14. Second, Designation of the Parties litigant. ..."

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