from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A controversy; a litigation.
- n. A formal notice, recorded so as to affect title to land, that litigation concerning it is pending.
- n. In heraldry, same as fleur-de-lis.
- n. A gold piece of Raymond IV., Prince of Orange (1340–93).
- n. A silver coin of France in 1655; also, a gold coin of the same period with two angels on the reverse, supporting the shield.
- n. In Irish antiq., a round inclosure walled with earth, sometimes used as a fort.
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The silver crowns on either side of the book refer to Montreal's royal name and the inclusion of the fleur-de-lis is a reminder of the city's French origin.
"Syph'lis" -- at which he corrects them with offended majesty
Felix is said of fero, fers, that is to say as to bear, and of this word lis, litis, which is as much to say as strife.
(The notice is called a lis pendens, but we'll get to that later.)
Orlando finished third with 13,853 pre-foreclosure filings, known as lis pendens, during that time frame behind Miami with 24,502 and Tampa with 16,229, the report said.
The foreclosure rate in Celebration since the beginning of 2009, based on notices of so-called lis pendens that initiate a case, is one for every 20 residents, compared with one per 48 people in Florida as a whole, according to Legalprise, in West Palm Beach.
It's a fleur-de-lis, which is the symbol of the city of New Orleans.
Through May, there have been 2,328 initial foreclosure filings, known as lis pendens, in Nassau, according to the county office of housing and homeless services.
I think the word VOLUBILIS, with the lengthening of the last syllable "lis", sounds extremely graceful!
"We're just looking on an 'lis'ning," answered the boys meekly.