pendente lite

pendente lite

[pen-den-tee lahy-tee]
noun Law.
during litigation; while a suit is in progress.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin: literally, with a lawsuit pending

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pendente lite (pɛnˈdɛntɪ ˈlaɪtɪ)
 
adj
law while a suit is pending
 
[Latin, literally: with litigation pending]

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