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  • n. A notice of pending litigation against a property.

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  • n. a pending lawsuit

Etymologies

Latin lis ("dispute") + pendens ("pending") (Wiktionary)

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  • Latin term used at dry cleaners to assuage customers whose clothes aren't ready.

    March 30, 2009