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Litigious

Definition - What does Litigious mean?

Litigious refers to a tendency to lean toward litigation or legal action.

In the context of the law, the word "litigious" is often used to describe people or things that have a tendency to be associated with lawsuits. For example, a society, company or university may be described as being litigious.

Justipedia explains Litigious

If a party is known to be litigious, it can make people very hesitant to do anything that could result in litigation with that party. For example, if man knows that his ex-wife is very litigious, then he may hesitate to do anything that could trigger her to pursue litigation against him. This could be very relevant during a divorce when assets are being split and other important matters such as child custody are being decided.

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