Definition of lis alibi pendens in English:

lis alibi pendens

Line breaks: lis alibi pen|dens
Pronunciation: /lɪs ˌalɪbʌɪ ˈpɛndɛnz
 
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noun

Law
A lawsuit pending elsewhere.
More example sentences
  • But another objection is lis alibi pendens, a suit pending before the proper tribunal in Prussia, and that by this tribunal, a decree has actually been pronounced in favour of the Plaintiff, giving him what he seeks…
  • English law was not free to circumvent the lis alibi pendens provisions of the Brussels Convention by other procedural routes.

Origin

Latin.

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