Legal Definition of lis pendens
1 : a pending suit
2 : a written notice of a pending suit involving property usually filed in the appropriate office (as a registry of deeds) —called also notice of pendency
3a : the jurisdiction and control of the court over property involved in a pending suit b : a doctrine under which one purchasing an interest in property involved in a pending suit does so subject to the adjudication of the rights of the parties to the suit
Origin and Etymology of lis pendens
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