Definition of pending in English:

pending

Line breaks: pend|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛndɪŋ
 
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adjective

preposition

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  • Until (something) happens: they were released on bail pending an appeal
    More example sentences
    • He was jailed for two months, but was released on bail pending his appeal.
    • He served six weeks before he was granted bail pending an appeal.
    • The editor and the publisher have pleaded not guilty and were released on bail pending a hearing in May.
    Synonyms
    awaiting, waiting for, until, till, before, until there is/are

Origin

mid 17th century: anglicized spelling of French pendant 'hanging'.

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