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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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