pen·den·cy /'pen-dən-sē/ n: the quality, state, or period of being pendent
the pendency of the contract renewal

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

I noun abeyance, adjournment, break, cessation, continuance, discontinuity, halt, hiatus, interim, interlude, intermediate time, intermission, interregnum, interruption, interval, intervening period, lapse, lull, moratorium, pause, postponement, recess, respite, suspense, suspension, temporary stop associated concepts: pendency of an action, pendency of an appeal II index cessation (interlude)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Pendency — Pend en*cy, n. 1. The quality or state of being pendent or suspended. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of being undecided, or in continuance; suspense; as, the pendency of a suit. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pendency — 1630s, from PENDENT (Cf. pendent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pendency — [pen′dən sē] n. the state or condition of being pendent or pending …   English World dictionary

  • Pendency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Pendency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pendency pendency dependency Sgm: N 1 suspension suspension hanging &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 pedicel pedicel pedicle peduncle Sgm: N 1 tail tail …   English dictionary for students

  • pendency — ˈpendənsē, si noun ( es) Etymology: pendent (I) + cy : the state of being pending during the pendency of a suit at law during the pendency of the war …   Useful english dictionary

  • pendency — noun Date: 1637 the state of being pending < the pendency of the litigation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pendency — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of hanging Nouns 1. pendency, dependency, dependence, pendulousness, pendulosity, pensility; droop[ing], sag[ging], suspension, hanging, overhang. 2. pendant, drop, earring, eardrop, lavaliere,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pendency — pendent ► ADJECTIVE 1) hanging down. 2) pending. DERIVATIVES pendency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pendency of action — The status of an action or suit from the time it is commenced until its final determination by judgment or order. McDowell v Blythe Bros. Co. 236 NC 396, 72 SE2d 860. The period of life of an action from the time of its commence ment to its final …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pendency — /pen deuhn see/, n., pl. pendencies. the state or time of being pending, undecided, or undetermined, as of a lawsuit awaiting settlement. [1630 40 PEND(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

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