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Meaning of “litigation” in the English Dictionary

"litigation" in British English

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litigationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌlɪt.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌlɪt̬-/ specialized
(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 ​sidesagreed 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 ​smallamount involved.in litigation The ​company was in litigation for almost a ​year.
(Definition of litigation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “litigation”
in Spanish litigio…
in Vietnamese vụ kiện…
in Malaysian litigasi…
in Thai การฟ้องร้อง…
in French litige…
in German der Rechtsstreit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诉讼,起诉…
in Indonesian gugatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訴訟,起訴…
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