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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Litigious  \Li*ti"gious\,  a.  [L.  litigiosus,  fr  litigium 
  dispute,  quarrel,  fr  litigare:  cf  F.  litigieux  See 
  {Litigation}.] 
  1.  Inclined  to  judicial  contest;  given  to  the  practice  of 
  contending  in  law;  guarrelsome;  contentious;  fond  of 
  litigation.  ``  A  pettifogging  attorney  or  a  litigious 
  client.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  Soldiers  find  wars,  and  lawyers  find  out  still 
  Litigious  men,  who  guarrels  move  --Donne. 
 
  2.  Subject  to  contention;  disputable;  controvertible; 
  debatable;  doubtful;  precarious.  --Shak. 
 
  No  fences,  parted  fields,  nor  marks,  nor  bounds, 
  Distinguished  acres  of  litigious  grounds.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  legal  disputes. 
 
  Nor  brothers  cite  to  the  litigious  bar.  --Young. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  litigious 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  litigation 
  2:  inclined  or  showing  an  inclination  to  dispute  or  disagree, 
  even  to  engage  in  law  suits;  "a  style  described  as 
  abrasive  and  contentious";  "a  disputatious  lawyer";  "a 
  litigious  and  acrimonious  spirit"  [syn:  {contentious},  {disputatious}, 
  {disputative}] 




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