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lis pendens

[lis pen-denz] /lɪs ˈpɛn dɛnz/
noun, Law.
1.
a pending suit listed on the court docket.
2.
the rule placing property involved in litigation under the court's jurisdiction.
3.
the principle that the filing of a suit constitutes notice of the claim asserted.
Origin
< Latin līs pendēns
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British Dictionary definitions for lis pen dens

lis pendens

/lɪs ˈpɛndɛnz/
noun
1.
a suit pending in a court that concerns the title to land
2.
a notice filed to warn interested persons of such a suit
Word Origin
Latin: pending lawsuit
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