lis-pendens

lis pendens

[lis pen-denz]
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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lis pendens (lɪs ˈpɛndɛnz)
 
n
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
 
[Latin: pending lawsuit]

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