IN QUIBUS INFITIANDO LIS CRESCIT

IN QUIBUS INFITIANDO LIS CRESCIT

in quibus infitiando lis crescit (in kwib-[schwa]s in-fish-ee-an-doh lis kres-it). [Latin] Roman law. In which the suit increases by denial. ? The phrase appeared in reference to the measure of damages in a legal action when, if the defendant wrongfully denied a claim for damages, the defendant could be penalized by a multiple of the original claimed amount, usu. double, triple, or quadruple. ¡ª Also spelled in quibus inficiando lis crescit.
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