Definition of litigation in US English:



  • The process of taking legal action.

    ‘the company wishes to avoid litigation’
    • ‘You may be aware that litigation in the High Court is a very costly business.’
    • ‘Recent case law on malpractice litigation and informed consent has been incorporated.’
    • ‘This was a major turning-point in the history of English personal injury litigation.’
    • ‘The uncertainty was adversely affecting the disposal of personal injury litigation.’
    • ‘This was all the more important as the case was not one of civil litigation but criminal litigation.’
    legal proceeding, legal proceedings, legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute, legal case, case, legal contest, action, cause, judicial proceeding, judicial proceedings, suit, suit at law, legal process, prosecution, bringing of charges, indictment, trial
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