(?), a. [L. litigiosus, fr. litigium dispute, quarrel, fr. litigare: cf. F. litigieux. See Litigation.] 1. Inclined to initiate lawsuits; given to the practice of contending in law; fond of litigation. " A pettifogging attorney or a litigious client." Macaulay.
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Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still
Litigious men, who quarrels move.
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2. Hence: Quarrelsome; contentious; argumentative.
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3. Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious. Shak.
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No fences, parted fields, nor marks, nor bounds,
Distinguished acres of litigious grounds.
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4. Of or pertaining to legal disputes.
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Nor brothers cite to the litigious bar.
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