Lis-pendens meaning

lis pendenz
(law) A pending suit: a lis pendens involves the legal doctrine that a court acquires jurisdiction over property involved in a suit.
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A court’s authority over property resulting from a pending lawsuit.
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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.
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(law) A notice of pending litigation against a property.
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Origin of lis-pendens

  • Latin lis (“dispute") + pendens (“pending")

    From Wiktionary