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pendente lite

[pen-den-tee lahy-tee] /pɛnˈdɛn ti ˈlaɪ ti/
noun, Law.
1.
during litigation; while a suit is in progress.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin: literally, with a lawsuit pending
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pendente lite

/pɛnˈdɛntɪ ˈlaɪtɪ/
adjective
1.
(law) while a suit is pending
Word Origin
Latin, literally: with litigation pending
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