pendente lite

[ pen-den-tee lahy-tee ]
/ pɛnˈdɛn ti ˈlaɪ ti /

adverb Law.

during litigation; while a suit is in progress.

Nearby words

  1. penda,
  2. pendant,
  3. pendelikon,
  4. pendency,
  5. pendent,
  6. pendentive,
  7. pendently,
  8. penderecki,
  9. penderecki, krzysztof,
  10. pending

Origin of pendente lite

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pendente lite

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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