litigant litigant  /ˈlɪ tɪ ɡənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation

Usage(s):

  1. If a litigant lacks standing, that means the governmental actioneven if theoretically unconstitutionalcannot be challenged in court.
  2. In a tangential revelation Friday, it turns out that Ricci is not a reluctant litigant.
  3. Those decisions have been made not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice.

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  1. Sotomayor said her decisions on the bench have been made "not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice."
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: American Chronicle

  2. "The focus of the judicial system should be to wipe every tear of every waiting litigant," Mr Singh told a meeting of chief ministers and judges.
    on Aug 16, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: BBC News

  3. "Throughout my 17 years on the bench, I have witnessed the human consequences of my decisions. Those decisions have not been made to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice,"...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Samuel Alito Source: Politico

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