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Definition of "lis" []

  • A controversy; a litigation. (noun)
  • A formal notice, recorded so as to affect title to land, that litigation concerning it is pending. (noun)
  • In heraldry, same as fleur-de-lis. (noun)
  • A gold piece of Raymond IV., Prince of Orange (1340–93). (noun)
  • A silver coin of France in 1655; also, a gold coin of the same period with two angels on the reverse, supporting the shield. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "lis" in a sentence
  • "The silver crowns on either side of the book refer to Montreal's royal name and the inclusion of the fleur-de-lis is a reminder of the city's French origin."
  • ""Syph'lis" -- at which he corrects them with offended majesty"
  • "Felix is said of fero, fers, that is to say as to bear, and of this word lis, litis, which is as much to say as strife."