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Word of the Day – Litigious

By May 27, 2022Word of the Day

Litigious (adj)

lit-ij-us

Tending or too ready to take legal action to settle disputes.

Late Middle English from Old French litigieux or Latin litigiosus from litigium ‘litigation’, from lis, lit- ‘lawsuit’.

Example sentences

“It’s already known that they are such a litigious society.”

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