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pend·ing / ˈpending/ • adj. awaiting decision or settlement: nine cases were still pending. ∎  about to happen; imminent: with a presidential election pending, it would be wrong to force the changes through now the pending disaster. • prep. until (something) happens or takes place: they were released on bail pending an appeal.

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Pending

PENDING

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

A lawsuit is said to be pending from its inception until the issuance of a final judgment by a court. The phrase pending appeal refers to the time before an appeal is taken, as well as to the period during which an appeal is in progress.

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pending

pending
A. awaiting decision XVIII;

B. prep. throughout the continuance of XVII. Anglicization of (O)F. pendant (see PENDENT) in suspense, not concluded or settled.

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