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[pen-duh n-see] /ˈpɛn dən si/
noun, plural pendencies.
the state or time of being pending, undecided, or undetermined, as of a lawsuit awaiting settlement.
Origin of pendency
1630-40 pend(ent) + -ency
Related forms
nonpendency, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We made significant progress towards reducing the backlog and patent pendency, despite continued funding and hiring challenges.
  • Results of a pendency hearing may be entered during a resolution period.
  • Negotiations will continue throughout the pendency of a case.
Word Origin and History for pendency

1630s, from pendent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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