Meaning of “litigation” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “litigation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"litigation" in American English

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litigationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌlɪt̬·ɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/ law

the process of taking an argument between people or groups to a court of law:

Both sides agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of litigation.

(Definition of “litigation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"litigation" in Business English

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litigationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/ us /ˌlɪṱ-/

LAW the process of causing a disagreement to be discussed in a court of law so that an official decision can be made about it:

The company has consistently denied responsibility, but it agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of lengthy litigation.
You were told there might be grounds for litigation but the cost would be prohibitive considering the small amount involved.
in litigation The company was in litigation for almost a year.

(Definition of “litigation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)