Entry from British & World English dictionary
A lawsuit. See also lis pendens.
- It is most likely, therefore, that they would challenge Ontario's jurisdiction over the same lis.
- If the justices appear in the Divisional Court they make themselves parties to the lis.
- The point which emerges from this debate is that what is occurring is something that is, at least for some purposes, perhaps for all, a process that is outside a lis.
Mid 18th century: from Latin lis 'dispute'.
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