[pen-duh n-see]

noun, plural pen·den·cies.

the state or time of being pending, undecided, or undetermined, as of a lawsuit awaiting settlement.

Origin of pendency

1630–40 pend(ent) + -ency
Related formsnon·pend·en·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for pendency

1630s, from pendent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper