Definition of lis alibi pendens in English:

lis alibi pendens

noun

Law
  • A lawsuit pending elsewhere.

    • ‘English law was not free to circumvent the lis alibi pendens provisions of the Brussels Convention by other procedural routes.’
    • ‘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…’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

lis alibi pendens

/lɪs ˌalɪbʌɪ ˈpɛndɛnz/