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Definition of "litigant" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "litigant" in a sentence
  • "The end result, the court stated: "Three strikes is more than enough . . . to call a litigant out.""
  • "Justice Breyer asked: What if the litigant was a criminal defendant who made a mistake in one part of his proffered jury instructions?"
  • "CHARLESTON - West Virginia Chief Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin acknowledges there is no "white line" to guide judges in matters where a litigant is the chief contributor to his campaign, and he is glad the U.S."