lis pen•dens

Pronunciation: (lis pen'denz), [key] Law.
1. a pending suit listed on the court docket.
2. the rule placing property involved in litigation under the court's jurisdiction.
3. the principle that the filing of a suit constitutes notice of the claim asserted.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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