Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Litigant Definition:

A person who is a party to a legal action.

Related Terms: Litigation, Plaintiff, Defendant, Appellant, Respondent, Self-Represented Litigant, Vexatious Litigant

A party to litigation, usually plaintiff, defendant or petitioner or respondent and even an intervener.

In criminal law, the person engaged in that form of litigation (almost always initiated by the state), is called the defendant or the accused.

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