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pendent Line breaks: pen|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnd(ə)nt/

Definition of pendent in English:


1Hanging down or overhanging: pendent catkins
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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.
hanging, suspended, supported from above, dangling, pendulous, drooping, droopy, flaccid, swinging, swaying, trailing, flowing, falling, tumbling
2Remaining undecided; 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnd(ə)nsi/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with pendent

appendant, ascendant, attendant, codependent, defendant, descendant, descendent, intendant, interdependent, pendant, splendent, superintendent, transcendent
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