What does the word litigation mean?

Usage examples for litigation

  1. We have had fewer accidents, less injury to rolling stock, less litigation and bigger dividends. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  2. He could afford litigation like that; I can't. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  3. It is needless here to outline in detail the litigation that followed. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan