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Definition of litigation:

  • (noun) a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights

Sentence Examples:

The litigation was bitter and protracted.

Protracted litigation is both expensive and unsatisfactory.

Uranus therein shows litigation and heckling of creditors.

The substitution of speedy purchase for dilatory litigation.

Litigation ensued, and was protracted through several years.

Murder of noncombatants not to be settled by litigation.

Strong, yes, else he would never have dabbled in litigation.

Litigation and mismanagement have frittered away much of its property.

They are captious, fond of litigation, and constantly seeking subterfuges.

The litigation over these confused titles dragged on with interminable tediousness.

There, they say, is no adulteration, no litigation, no bankruptcy, no misery.

I enter on a period of toilsome litigation, and become acquainted with Venetian lawyers.

The abuses of protracted litigation in Chancery and other Courts have been reformed.

Nearly all the litigation in the country springs from that perplexing cause.

The first thing you know, you'll get disbarred for stirring up litigation.

And we find the rolls appealed to constantly in the course of manorial litigation.

The litigation alone is something appalling; in that time eight suits were begun and ended.

I think that that will prevent litigation and expense to both photographers and reproducers.

Their bonded indebtedness is shocking, and they have all sorts of litigation pending against them.

Makes fun of the Athenian passion for litigation, and the unsatisfactory organization of the Courts.

Presently, operation of the miniature system ceased altogether and protracted litigation was the precursor of dissolution.

The litigation is not, nor ever has been, between their rapacity and his hoarded riches.

Perhaps the fact that he was the attorney of the Frenchman in important litigation quieted apprehension.

That is the province of the proctor, who must be consulted when litigation has become necessary.

This litigation has arisen through the testator's own act, and the estate must bear the burden.

In fact, the instinct of combativeness is universal, and among protected communities it finds vent in litigation.

It was in these courts of three-and-twenty members that the bulk of Hebrew litigation was disposed of.

I afterwards learned that the old Spanish land grants had given rise to illimitable and never-ending litigation.

And we do not therefore understand the propriety of intermingling this dispute with the general Homeric litigation.

In litigation before a Turkish court he was his own pleader, as in conversation he was his own interpreter.

The pedestrians objected; the matter got into the courts, and after protracted litigation the aristocrat was beaten.

You would spend more in one year of litigation than in ten years of paying what the white padres demand.

With regard to two or three of them litigation was already going on; had, indeed, been going on interminably.

They were years of doubt and uncertainty, of protracted litigation and differences, even of virulent wrangling and bitter strife.

Colonel Preston had more litigation in his day and generation than any one person in this and adjoining counties.

There was slight chance of redress, he well knew, in the tedious and thorny litigation of the Castilian courts.

Porter dreaded litigation, and wanted to know how soon the receivership could be terminated and the company reorganized.

The will led to protracted litigation, and the resulting accumulation was consequently much less than had been anticipated.

A mind too disturbed to abstain from logical litigation when this receipt is administered, must certainly be afflicted with monomania.

It best subserves the ends of justice, the suppression of useless litigation, and the prompt administration of the law.

A solicitor's compensation for services other than litigation is obtained by rendering to the client a regular bill, minutely itemized.

He had already been exposed to vexatious litigation, arising out of groundless and malicious prosecutions with reference to his Brazilian enterprise.

There is also a perfect system of political representation, and while justice is open to one and all, litigation is sedulously discouraged.

With them, the hatred and vindictiveness which arise from litigation would in a Socialist society, in great part, disappear also.

It is also stated that much of the litigation in the early days was to defend horse thieves and other criminals.

The poorer classes made a livelihood in this way, and hence there sprung an extraordinary love of litigation, which Aristophanes is continually satirizing.

Litigation followed without end, and the government stultified itself by refusing to recognize the validity of the patent issued by itself.

Replies of this kind are employed in reference to the concession of benefices and to dispositions to be made concerning litigation and judicial procedure.

Extending their agencies into other states, they occasioned much litigation concerning their legal existence and rights and some rash and inharmonious legislation.

At this point the boundary of Sir Richard's estate might have been the subject of litigation had there been enough people interested to litigate.

These funds came most opportunely, for the land troubles and succeeding litigation had almost stripped the family of all its possessions.

The estate had been for years involved in litigation between disputing heirs, during which period shiftless cultivation had well-nigh exhausted the soil.

To his door came disputants who preferred his arbitration on tangled issues to the dubious chances of litigation, for he was also accounted wise.

His generalizations may have been too sweeping, being based on his experience of petty litigation, where the seamy side of life is necessarily prominent.

And how little the representatives of the people care for the litigation or trouble or expense that their own slovenliness causes the people!

The conference, protracted, uncomfortable, and occasionally acrimonious, succeeded at last in arranging for a resumption of litigation, but it was a fruitless victory.

Home-made wills, unless of the very simplest description, lead in many cases to costly and vexatious litigation after the death of the testator.

In this condition the affair (which is all litigation) remains; for, although the province remains thus, the pending suit still encumbers it.

He was everlastingly in litigation with churchwardens and parish authorities, discovering rights of which he was defrauded, and privileges of which he was deprived.

And it would be a very dull complainant that could not keep the litigation going at least five years, and to that extent eliminate competition.

Fifthly, to enable Gentlemen of the Law to become well acquainted with the nature of those patent schemes which are so apt to give rise to litigation.

Maxime Valois, learned in the civil law of his native State, speaking French and Spanish, soon plunged in the vexatious land litigation of his generation.

The young practitioner already preached, as a motto, that there would always be litigation enough and again exerted to throw oil on the riled water.

This last simple expedient would have saved some grantees years of litigation, and many a hard thought of the said grantees against the Government.

The gowns that were to be fitted, and the untrimmed hats loomed larger than the intricate questions in various states of litigation that came under her supervision.

He was also involved in money difficulties, and litigation about his Irish estate, and these circumstances may have had something to do with his trouble in parliament.

At the time of this litigation the term 'English Presbyterian' came much into vogue among Unitarians, and for some time there was a marked abatement of propagandist zeal.

The next step was to obviate the absurdity of Patrick's being selected as the residuary legatee at a time when he was engaged in bitter litigation against Rice.

It is probably true, as William James says, that 'militarist writers without exception regard war as a biological or sociological necessity'; lawyers might say the same about litigation.

It was for that purpose that he had cunningly inveigled Parker into making him that offer to clear out and leave him a fair field and no litigation.

If the appeal was deemed well-founded, in addition to gaining the cause, the judge had to pay the appellant a sum equal to the value of the object in litigation.

The only form under which hostile passions are vented is that of litigation, to which they are immoderately addicted, being favored by the comparative cheapness of law.

He repeated the advice he had given five years ago, that Lady Charlotte should not litigate but act, and so thrust upon the other parties the onus of litigation.

In order to expedite judicial matters four superior courts were established, and, in order to avoid litigation as much as possible, courts of conciliation were introduced in all parts of the country.

Fox's repulsive conditions, but now to risk litigation and commercial reputation on one hand, and total ruin on the other, was an abyss from which he shrank back appalled.

It may tend to create litigation, as to claims which are now refused entirely, but if no litigation or less is the grand desideratum, why not establish a dictatorship at once?

After being sworn to duty, he received from the praetor a formula containing a summary of all the points under litigation, from which he was not allowed to depart.

The sufferers, after great delay and protracted litigation, succeeded in obtaining payment from the Exchequer of a pecuniary consideration, called the "burning money," in respect of their losses.

These tamper with the passions of the poorer and more ignorant classes; who, as if poverty were not a sufficient misery in itself, are ever ready to embitter it by litigation.

One of the jurors had unhappily been among his audience and, possibly because his experience of another's cause had endeared him to litigation, he must needs start his action for slander.

To him litigation was a sorry feast, and a well-filled docket of cases not unlike the curious and now untasted dish of "nettles," in the first course of a Roman banquet.

He had been dragged into litigation on the strength of an old family document which he had never seen, which, moreover, is antiquated, and, owing to certain wording in it, invalid.

Hannibal was laid out as a town in 1819 (its origin going back to Spanish land grants, which gave rise to much litigation) and was first chartered as a city in 1839.

Judges, the legal advisers to parties in litigation, clerks to local authorities, and others, ought to have in compendious form before them the whole Statute Law on a subject under discussion.

The cunning building societies, without committing themselves, desired nothing better than protracted litigation between these claimants and the heir, in the certainty that meantime they should reap the benefit.

This one item of twine, alone, amounted to millions of dollars every year, and from its manufacture arose economic questions considered by legislators, and serious litigation requiring the attention of the courts.

If anyone else can set up a plausible plea of riparian rights, flood damage, interstate complications or interference with navigation, it then becomes a question of litigation to be decided by some succeeding generation.

So, veering between the sobering reflection that litigation was probably useless, and the esthetically repulsive idea of using his mother's confession of regret to fight her, he reached no decision.

He came out of the endless litigation without discredit but with heavy costs; he pushed his business with redoubled zeal, lowering his prices somewhat and flooding the country with advertisements.

None can have help from the courts unless, in course of time, some litigated case should arise; and of some questions it is true that they never can arise in the way of litigation.

If one were sure that the judge to whom application was made for an approval of the appeal would always act intelligently and impartially, such a precaution against useless litigation would be admirable.

In spite of this decision, however, the tithe continued to be a subject of litigation, and the landed proprietors even formed themselves into associations for the purpose of resisting the clergy's claim.

The records of every large municipality show that large sums are annually disbursed in litigation and to individuals who have suffered either personal wounds or property damage from accidents of this character.

All these points, so immediately affecting a thousand pecuniary interests, were subject to litigation; and thus was constituted a distinct class of legal men, whose only occupation it was to elucidate them.

To the credit of the members, most of them apparently responded generously to this call, and, in consequence of this unfortunate litigation, to many subsequent demands which the empty exchequer necessitated.

It introduces uncertainties in interpretation, which will embarrass its administration, promote contention and litigation, and give to the customs officers a latitude of construction which will produce endless controversy and confusion.

In some forty countries the principle of compensation by a prearranged schedule of rates has to some degree replaced that of litigation, and determination by a jury of the damages, in each separate case.

That Act possessed the additional advantage of dealing with the estates as a whole instead of with individual holdings, and it substituted the principle of speedy purchase for that of dilatory litigation.

Since that time, however, two more have voluntarily gone out to the colony without any salary whatever, and have found that there is sufficient litigation without the assisting liberality of the government.

Every little conjuncture of circumstances which admitted of litigation, at once suggested its expediency, without reference to other considerations, or connection with, or subordination to, any general purpose or plan of action.