Definition of lis pendens in English:

lis pendens

Line breaks: lis pen|dens
Pronunciation: /lɪs ˈpɛndɛnz


  • A pending legal action, or a formal notice of one.
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    • It follows from the comparison of the legislation mentioned above that a common concept of lis pendens cannot be arrived at by a rapprochement of the various relevant national provisions.
    • He too was dealing with a motion to discharge a certificate of lis pendens after a transaction of purchase and sale was aborted for failure of the vendor to produce a certificate relating to soil quality.
    • There must be a clear and effective mechanism for resolving cases of lis pendens and related actions and for obviating problems flowing from national differences as to the determination of the time when a case is regarded as pending.



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