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

Definition of lis alibi pendens in English:


A lawsuit pending elsewhere.
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.



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