What is Allowance Pendente Lite?

Legal Definition
In the English chancery division, where property which forms the subject of proceedings is more than sufficient to answer nil clnims in the proceedings, the court may allow to the parties interested the whole or part of the income, or (in the case of personalty) part of the property itself. St. 15 & 16 Vict. c. 86, § 57; Daniell, Ch. Pr. 1070.
-- Black's Law Dictionary