in pais

adverb

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

Word History

Etymology

Anglo-French en pais in the country, outside court

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Cite this Entry

“In pais.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/in%20pais. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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