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litigate

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Definition engage in legal proceedings
  • I'm hoping we won't have to litigate the matter.
litigate = engage in legal proceedings
  • I am trying to avoid litigation.
  • litigation = the process of a engaging in a lawsuit
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • So many litigants, at the same stage in their trials, have stood before me just like you are now
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • litigants = people involved in a lawsuit
  • After nine hours of listening to the eccentricities of Old Sarum's inhabitants, Judge Taylor threw the case out of court. ... and declared he hoped to God the litigants were satisfied by each having had their public say.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • litigants = people involved in a lawsuit
  • He's a litigator who likes a fight.
  • And there was litigation about an apartment uptown.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The variance depends a little on luck and a great deal on the extent of litigation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As my editor put it once, publication equals litigation.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The phrase "in chancery," means in litigation, as an estate, in a court of equity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • When the others find out about Mink's latest caper, there is a period of prolonged controversy, animosity, litigation and disgrace.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The university refused, and the samples were tied up in litigation for years.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It wasn't about my career as a litigator.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Otherwise there would be no end to litigation.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Is Roger involved in any litigation right now?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • After some litigation you would lose the ranch, but you would still be free.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Litigants obey the verdict of a tribunal solely on the premise that there is an objective rule of conduct, which they both accept.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Tax specialists, litigation specialists, labor specialists, merger specialists, the works.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • His passion is for the British law, and he has spent a large fortune in litigation.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In which court was this litigant's case?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Anyway, down I came, from the penthouse to the street—lugging my litigation bag, of course—and a foot had fallen.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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