Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vocab 8: What new words I learn from the "news" today

Hi folks!

New words learn today:

The High Court has declared lawyer Matthias Chang a "vexatious litigant" .

Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary. It may take the form of a primary frivolous lawsuit or may be the repetitive, burdensome, and unwarranted filing of meritless motions in a matter which is otherwise a meritorious cause of action. Filing vexatious litigation is considered an abuse of the judicial process and may result in sanctions against the offender.

Hmm..this is more like a law/ court term...

Let's see if we separate them, what would be the meaning:


1. Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
2. Denoting an action or the bringer of an action that is brought without sufficient grounds for winning, purely to cause annoyance to the defendant.


Noun: A person involved in a lawsuit.
Adjective: Involved in a lawsuit: "the parties litigant".

Another two new words learnt...


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