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English definition of “litigation”

litigation

noun [U]     /ˌlɪt.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌlɪt̬-/ specialized
the process of taking a case to a law court so that a judgment can be made: The company has consistently denied responsibility , but it agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of lengthy litigation.Taking legal action
(Definition of litigation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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