Pendency Pend"en*cy, n. 1. The quality or state of being pendent or suspended. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality or state of being undecided, or in continuance; suspense; as, the pendency of a suit. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

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  • pendency — pen·den·cy / pen dən sē/ n: the quality, state, or period of being pendent the pendency of the contract renewal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. pendency …   Law dictionary

  • pendency — 1630s, from PENDENT (Cf. pendent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pendency — [pen′dən sē] n. the state or condition of being pendent or pending …   English World dictionary

  • Pendency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Pendency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pendency pendency dependency Sgm: N 1 suspension suspension hanging &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 pedicel pedicel pedicle peduncle Sgm: N 1 tail tail …   English dictionary for students

  • pendency — ˈpendənsē, si noun ( es) Etymology: pendent (I) + cy : the state of being pending during the pendency of a suit at law during the pendency of the war …   Useful english dictionary

  • pendency — noun Date: 1637 the state of being pending < the pendency of the litigation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pendency — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of hanging Nouns 1. pendency, dependency, dependence, pendulousness, pendulosity, pensility; droop[ing], sag[ging], suspension, hanging, overhang. 2. pendant, drop, earring, eardrop, lavaliere,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pendency — pendent ► ADJECTIVE 1) hanging down. 2) pending. DERIVATIVES pendency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pendency of action — The status of an action or suit from the time it is commenced until its final determination by judgment or order. McDowell v Blythe Bros. Co. 236 NC 396, 72 SE2d 860. The period of life of an action from the time of its commence ment to its final …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pendency — /pen deuhn see/, n., pl. pendencies. the state or time of being pending, undecided, or undetermined, as of a lawsuit awaiting settlement. [1630 40 PEND(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

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