payment into court
- Money or property given to the court clerk for distribution after a lawsuit, typically by someone who is not part of the lawsuit but owes something that is subject to the dispute
- When the two business partners couldn't decide on the division of their assets, their client made a payment into court.
- During the landlord-tenant dispute, the tenant made a payment into court to avoid eviction.
- Because he owed the business money, he decided to make a payment into court until a decision was made on who owned the disputed assets.