There are 2 main definitions of lis in English:

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lis 1

Pronunciation: /lɪs/

noun (plural same or lisses)

Short for fleur-de-lis.

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There are 2 main definitions of lis in English:

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lis 2

Pronunciation: /lɪs/

noun

Law
A lawsuit. See also lis pendens.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin lis 'dispute'.

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