lis pendens

noun
lis pen·dens | \ˈlis-ˈpen-ˌdenz\

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

History and Etymology for lis pendens

Latin

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