Definition of litigious in English:

litigious

Pronunciation /ləˈtijəs/ /ləˈtɪdʒəs/

Translate litigious into Spanish

adjective

  • 1Unreasonably prone to go to law to settle disputes.

    ‘our increasingly litigious society’
    • ‘If you look at it year on year there is probably a move upwards - it is a more litigious society now and legal fees are more structured now.’
    • ‘And all we're wanting to do is ensure that in a highly litigious city, in a highly litigious society, that we make sure as far as is possible, that lawyers bring cases that are reasonable and fair.’
    • ‘But also a long-term cultural shift towards a more litigious society.’
    • ‘All electronic communication, regardless of the medium, is now potential evidentiary fact in our litigious society.’
    • ‘In fact, this kind of construction will draw a massive legal reaction from ever litigious New Yorkers.’
    • ‘I've never considered a contract, but I don't live in a hugely litigious society.’
    • ‘Our increasingly litigious society could also have serious consequences for dog owners.’
    • ‘By January, because of our increasingly litigious society, that had increased to almost £20,000.’
    • ‘Across the area, event organisers are having to face the consequences of an increasingly litigious society.’
    • ‘But some clowns are concerned about the legal risks of throwing custard pies, what with society becoming more litigious.’
    • ‘On the subject of suing, does he think the media culture today is becoming overly litigious?’
    • ‘By the by, I have often wondered why Bulgarian society is not more litigious.’
    • ‘Ireland might hold the unenviable title of being the most litigious country in the world.’
    • ‘The NFL is the most litigious league of all the professional sports.’
    • ‘Though Americans are notoriously litigious, the plague of lawsuits is largely a myth.’
    • ‘Englishmen were notoriously litigious, but that represented a willingness to submit to the arbitration of the king's courts.’
    • ‘Two related factors are our litigious natures and greed for easy money.’
    • ‘Local landowners are well aware of their rights over land and highly litigious when they are aggrieved.’
    • ‘We know that we are a highly litigious nation.’
    • ‘Is this person likely to be litigious and bring lawsuits crashing down on the company?’
    quarrelsome, disputatious, bickering, wrangling, captious, contrary, cantankerous, contentious, litigious, dissentient, polemical
    1. 1.1Concerned with lawsuits or litigation.
      ‘We may shake our heads and say sadly that this is a ‘litigious age,’ but our experience has been that only litigious processes guarantee the rights of all concerned.’
      • ‘His litigious and tumultuous year away from football is also a concern.’
      • ‘Inevitably, we must await judicial clarification of such words as purports to confer a benefit, but clearly there is room for litigious dispute.’
      • ‘In making the determination whether or not there is that necessary element of repetition one looks at the whole history of the defendant's litigious activity.’
      • ‘I guess one thing that would also be said about that is that eight months to deal with the litigious rights of some 600,000 litigants is pretty good judicial economy, looked at that way.’
      • ‘But nothing in the Convention jurisprudence requires courts to shut their eyes to the practical realities of litigious life even in a reasonably well-organised legal system.’
      • ‘In most litigious situations the expression ‘waiver’ is used to describe a voluntary, informed and unequivocal election by a party not to claim a right or raise an objection which it is open to that party to claim or raise.’
    2. 1.2Suitable to become the subject of a lawsuit.

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French litigieux or Latin litigiosus from litigium ‘litigation’, from lis, lit- ‘lawsuit’.