pendente lite

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Pendente Lite

[Latin, Pending the litigation.] During the actual progress of a lawsuit.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pendente lite

(pen-den-tay lee-tay) adj. Latin for awaiting the litigation (lawsuit). It is applied to court orders (such as temporary child support) which are in effect until the case is tried, or rights which cannot be enforced until the lawsuit is over.

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pendente lite

‘while an action is going on’.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

PENDENTE LITE. Pending the continuance of an action, while litigation continues.
     2. An administrator is appointed, pendente lite, when a will is contested. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1557. Vide Administrator.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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