lis pendenslis pen·dens
Law a pending suit: a lis pendens involves the legal doctrine that a court acquires jurisdiction over property involved in a suit
Origin of lis pendensClassical Latin
lis pendens - Legal Definition
- A court’s authority over property resulting from a pending lawsuit.
- A notice filed in a government office with the title documents pertaining to real property, giving notice to the public that the property is the subject of a litigation.