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Definition of litigate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

litigate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they litigate
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it litigates
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪts//
 
past simple litigated
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle litigated
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form litigating
BrE BrE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] litigate (something) (law) to take a claim or disagreement to court Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin litigat- ‘disputed in a lawsuit’, from the verb litigare, from lis, lit- ‘lawsuit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: litigate