pen·dent /'pen-dənt/ adj [Middle French pendant suspended, present participle of pendre to hang, ultimately from Latin pendēre]1: remaining undetermined: pending (1)a pendent suit2: of, relating to, or being the basis of pendent jurisdiction or pendent party jurisdictionthe Supreme Court drew a sharp distinction between pendent claims and pendent parties — National Law Journal3: dependent (1)is pendent upon another claim
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
additional, adjunct, adscititious, affinitive, allied to, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary, close, closely connected, cognate, collateral, complementary, congeneric, congenerical, congenerous, connatural, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, instar omnium, matching, much the same, quasi, secondary, similar, something like, subsidiary, supplemental
associated concepts: pendent claim, pendent jurisdiction
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006