in pais

adverb
\ in-ˈpā \

Legal Definition of in pais

1 : out of court : without judicial proceedings
2a : not in writing
b : not of record

History and Etymology for in pais

Anglo-French en pais in the country, outside court

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“In pais.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/in%20pais. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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