Meaning of lis alibi pendens in English:

lis alibi pendens

Pronunciation /lɪs ˌalɪbʌɪ ˈpɛndɛnz/

noun

Law
  • A lawsuit pending elsewhere.

    ‘But another objection is lis alibi pendens, a suit pending before the proper tribunal in Prussia, and that by this tribunal, a decree has actually been pronounced in favour of the Plaintiff, giving him what he seeks…’
    • ‘English law was not free to circumvent the lis alibi pendens provisions of the Brussels Convention by other procedural routes.’

Origin

Latin.