A Latin term meaning "pending the suit" or "pending [the] litigation underway".
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
(pen-den-tay lee-tay) Latin for "while the action is pending" or "during litigation." Often used to describe a court order that is in effect only until the end of a lawsuit, such as an order for temporary child support pending the resolution of a divorce proceeding.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm