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litigate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈlɪt.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ us    /ˈlɪt̬-/ specialized
to ask for a disagreement to be discussed in a court of law so that a judgment can be made that must be accepted by both sides in the argumentTaking legal action
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