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

1630–40 pend(ent) + -ency

nonpendency, noun Unabridged
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pendent (ˈpɛndənt)
1.  dangling
2.  jutting
3.  (of a grammatical construction) incomplete: a pendent nominative is a construction having no verb
4.  pending a less common word for pending
5.  a variant spelling of pendant
[C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant]

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Example sentences
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.
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