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pendente lite

[ pen-den-tee lahy-tee ]
/ pɛnˈdɛn ti ˈlaɪ ti /
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adverb Law.
during litigation; while a suit is in progress.
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Origin of pendente lite

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

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pendente lite
/ (pɛnˈdɛntɪ ˈlaɪtɪ) /

adjective
law while a suit is pending

Word Origin for pendente lite

Latin, literally: with litigation pending
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