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[im-pen-duh nt] /ɪmˈpɛn dənt/
Origin of impendent
1585-95; < Latin impendent- stem of impendēns present participle of impendēre to hang over, threaten. See impend, -ent
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impendence, impendency, noun Unabridged
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  • The press needs to present impendent criticism from both sides.
  • impendent sections occur on both sides of raised bridge.
  • It is designed to promote or enhance impendent living through the stabilization of their illness.
Word Origin and History for impendent

1590s, from Latin impendens "impending," present participle of impendere (see impend).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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