Definition of litigant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡənt//
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a person who is making or defending a claim in court Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from Latin litigant- ‘carrying on a lawsuit’, from the verb litigare from lis, lit- ‘lawsuit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: litigant