Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Litigant'
n : (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation;
"plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants" [syn: litigator]
- Litigant \Lit"i*gant\, a. [L. litigans, -antis, p. pr. of
litigare: cf. F. litigant. See Litigate.]
Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a
lawsuit; as, the parties litigant. --Ayliffe.
- Litigant \Lit"i*gant\, n.
A person engaged in a lawsuit.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Litigant'
A lawsuit or (less commonly) "suit in law" is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred damages as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes.
A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the state to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the state with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws.[See more about Litigant at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- 'Vexatious litigant' Knight heading back to court
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