li·ti·gious /ləˈtɪʤəs, lɪ-/
1. Inclined to initiate lawsuits; given to the practice of contending in law; fond of litigation. “ A pettifogging attorney or a litigious client.”
Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still
Litigious men, who quarrels move. --Donne.
2. Hence: Quarrelsome; contentious; argumentative.
3. Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.
No fences, parted fields, nor marks, nor bounds,
Distinguished acres of litigious grounds. --Dryden.
4. Of or pertaining to legal disputes.
Nor brothers cite to the litigious bar. --Young.
adj 1: of or relating to litigation
2: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree,
even to engage in law suits; "a style described as
abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a
litigious and acrimonious spirit" [syn: contentious, disputatious,