vitilitigation

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

vitilitigation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) cavillous litigation; petty criticism or objection
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hudibras to this entry?)
    • 1674, Walter Charleton, The Natural History of Passions
      I am not so addicted to vitilitigation, as to contend about the propriety of those expressions in scripture, which seem to ascribe all our sacred passions principaly [sic] to the heart.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.