pendency

[pen-duh n-see]
noun, plural pen·den·cies.
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for pendency
n.

1630s, from pendent + -cy.

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