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litigious (li-TIJ-uhs) adjective
1. Pertaining to litigation.
2. Eager to engage in lawsuits.
3. Inclined to disputes and arguments.
[From Middle English, from Latin litigiosus from litigium, dispute.]
"My friend John Opel of IBM wrote an article a few year ago titled `Our Litigious Society,' so I knew I was not alone in my view that lawyers and litigation have become severe handicaps to business, and sometimes worse."
This week's theme: words from "Made in Japan", by Sony co-founder Akio Morita.
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. -Joan Baez
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