impendence

impendent

[im-pen-duhnt]
adjective

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin impendent- stem of impendēns present participle of impendēre to hang over, threaten. See impend, -ent

impendence, impendency, noun
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impend (ɪmˈpɛnd)
 
vb
1.  (esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
2.  rare (foll by over) to be suspended; hang
 
[C16: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang]
 
im'pendence
 
n
 
im'pendency
 
n
 
im'pending
 
adj

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