[ pen-duhn-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

Other words from pendency

  • non·pend·en·cy, noun

Words Nearby pendency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pendency in a sentence

  • My first application for a patent was an adjustable track wrench that met complete failure after a years pendency.

    Treading the Narrow Way | R. E. Barrett