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litigant

n. any party to a lawsuit. This means plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, respondent, cross-complainant, and cross-defendant, but not a witness or attorney.

litigant

noun adversary, adverse party, appellant, appellee, claimant, complainant, contender, contestant, controversialist, correspondent, defendant, disputant, intervenor, legal adverrary, legal opponent, litigationist, litigator, opponent, opponent in a lawsuit, party, party to a lawsuit, party to a legal action, party to a proceeding, party to a suit, party to an accion, party to legal proceeding, petitioner, plaintiff, suitor, the defense
Associated concepts: public interest litigant law, vexatious litigant law
Foreign phrases: Litigare.To litigate.
See also: accuser, actionable, actor, adversary, appellant, claimant, complainant, contender, contestant, disputant, petitioner, plaintiff, rival, suitor

litigant

a party to a lawsuit.

LITIGANT. One engaged in a suit; one fond of litigation.

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