verb (used with object), lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing.

  1. to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law.
  2. Archaic. to dispute (a point, assertion, etc.).

verb (used without object), lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing.

  1. to carry on a lawsuit.


  1. to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
  2. (intr) to engage in legal proceedings

1610s, from Middle French litigier and directly from Latin litigatus, past participle of litigare “to dispute, carry on a suit” (see litigation). Related: Litigated; litigating.

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