pend·ing 1 /'pen-diŋ/ prep
1: during the time of
2: while awaiting: in the time preceding
held in escrow pending the outcome of the suit
free pending trial
pending 2 adj
1: not yet decided
a pending suit
2: to occur or be realized soon

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (imminent) adjective about to happen, anticipated, approaching, at hand, close, close at hand, coming, eventual, expectant, fearful, foreseen, foreshadowing, forthcoming, immediate, impending, instant, looming, minacious, momentary, near, ominous, on the horizon, oncoming, overhanging, prospective, threatening, upcoming associated concepts: pending action, pending case, pending cause, pending claim, pending proceeding II (unresolved) adjective in a state of uncertainty, in abeyance, in question, indefinite, indeterminate, open to discussion, open to question, still in debate, suspenseful, unascertained, uncertain, unclear, unconduded, undecided, under consideration, undetermined, unfixed, unsettled, unsolved III index ad interim, conditional, forthcoming, future, outstanding (unresolved), undecided, unsettled, until

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

About to happen; begun but not yet completed; awaiting settlement.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Begun, but not yet completed; during; before the conclusion of; prior to the completion of; unsettled; in the process of adjustment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Begun, but not yet completed; during; before the conclusion of; prior to the completion of; unsettled; in the process of adjustment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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