Main definitions of lis in English

: lis1lis2

lis1

noun

Pronunciation:

lis

/lɪs/

Main definitions of lis in English

: lis1lis2

lis2

noun

Law
  • A lawsuit.

    See also lis pendens
    • ‘The point which emerges from this debate is that what is occurring is something that is, at least for some purposes, perhaps for all, a process that is outside a lis.’
    • ‘It is most likely, therefore, that they would challenge Ontario's jurisdiction over the same lis.’
    • ‘Well, it is a question whether you have a lis with them at all.’
    • ‘If the justices appear in the Divisional Court they make themselves parties to the lis.’
    • ‘Costs are not part of the lis between litigants.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin lis dispute.

Pronunciation:

lis

/lɪs/