pen·​den·​cy | \ ˈpen-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce pendency (audio) \

Definition of pendency

: the state of being pending the pendency of the litigation

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But the president's executive order remains in play, and is fully enforceable during the pendency of these trials. Fox News, "Gov. Rauner: I'm concerned about a tariff war," 27 June 2018 The [pardon] power … extends to every offense known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken, or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment. Andy Wright, Slate Magazine, "Can the President Get the Vice President to Pardon Him?," 21 July 2017 The company generally expects to conduct normal business operations during the pendency of its restructuring. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy; 3 Minnesota stores closing," 10 Mar. 2017

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1637, in the meaning defined above

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pen·​den·​cy | \ ˈpen-dən-sē How to pronounce pendency (audio) \

Legal Definition of pendency

: the quality, state, or period of being pendent the pendency of the contract renewal

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