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pendente lite

adverb or adjective pen·den·te li·te \pen-ˈden-tē-ˈlī-tē, pen-ˈden-tā-ˈlē-tā\

Legal Definition of pendente lite

  1. :  during the suit :  while litigation continues awarded joint legal custody of the child pendente lite pendente lite child support

Origin and Etymology of pendente lite

New Latin

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a brief usually trivial fact

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