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In litigation, money paid to the court before the final determination of the parties’ financial obligations. The money may be paid in by a defendant who disputes the debt with which he was charged; the money may be paid by a third party that doesn’t know to whom the money will ultimately be paid but does not claim the money for himself; or the rent money a tenant deposits with the court to avoid eviction while the dispute is with the court.
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