v. lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing, lit·i·gates
To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
To bring a lawsuit or defend against a lawsuit in court.
[Latin lītigāre, lītigāt- : līs, līt-, lawsuit + agere, to drive; see ag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
liti·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
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