pendency

[ pen-duh n-see ]
/ ˈpɛn dən si /
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noun, plural pen·den·cies.

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

Nearby words

  1. pend,
  2. pend oreille,
  3. penda,
  4. pendant,
  5. pendelikon,
  6. pendent,
  7. pendente lite,
  8. pendentive,
  9. pendently,
  10. penderecki

Origin of pendency

1630–40 pend(ent) + -ency

Related formsnon·pend·en·cy, noun

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Word Origin and History for pendency

pendency

n.

1630s, from pendent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper