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līs lītis (old form stlīs, stlītis), f

a strife, dispute, quarrel, altercation: Lites inter eos maxumae, T.: aetatem in litibus conterunt: adhuc sub iudice lis est, H.: inter vos componere lites, V.: de terrae nomine, O.: exemplum litem quod lite resolvit, solves a difficulty by raising another, H.— In law, a suit, action, process, litigation, controversy: Litīs sequi, T.: in inferendis litibus: litem contestari: orare: secare, H.: arbitri, qui litem aestument, assess damages, Cs.: aestimatio litium: in litibus aestimandis, suits for damages: lis capitis, a capital charge: litem tuam facere, i. e. plead for yourself.—The subject of an action, matter in dispute: quanta summa litium fuisset: lites severe aestimatae: quo minus secundum eas tabulas lis detur, non recusamus: in suam rem litem vertere, L.: interceptor aliaenae litis, L.

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