\pˈɛndənt lˈa͡ɪt], \pˈɛndənt lˈaɪt], \p_ˈɛ_n_d_ə_n_t l_ˈaɪ_t]\
Definitions of PENDENTE LITE
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Latin for "while the action is pending." This phrase is used to describe matters that are contingent upon the outcome of a lawsuit. For example, money may be deposited by the defendant with the court pendente lite in order to compensate the plaintiff if the defendant loses the case. If the defendant wins, she gets her money back.
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