Definition of pendent in English:

pendent

Syllabification: pend·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈpendənt
 
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adjective

  • 1Hanging down or overhanging: pendent lichens
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    • Community Support for older people under the 2005 scheme - Personal telephone alarm with pendent panic button.
    • Assistance if now available locally to any group or individual making an application for the pendent alarm.
    • Personal telephone alarm with pendent panic button applications must be in by May 17th.
    Synonyms
    hanging, suspended, dangling, pendulous, pensile, drooping, droopy, trailing
  • 2Undecided; pending: the use of jurisdiction to decide pendent claims
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    • Additionally, they assert jurisdiction for their common-law tort claims under principles of pendent and ancillary jurisdiction.
  • 3 Grammar (Especially of a sentence) incomplete; not having a finite verb.

Derivatives

pendency

noun
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  • One of the reasons for pendency is lack of adequate staff.
  • And it is in effect and will remain in effect for the pendency of the case.
  • We do not anticipate making further comments during the pendency of the judicial process.

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