pendent

adjective pen·dent \ ˈpen-dənt \
variants: or pendant

Definition of pendent

1 : jutting or leaning over : overhanging
  • a pendent cliff
2 : supported from above : suspended
  • icicles pendent from the eaves
3 : remaining undetermined : pending

Examples of pendent in a Sentence

  1. the dining area is lit by tasteful pendent lamps over the tables

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Origin and Etymology of pendent

Middle English pendaunt

pendent Synonyms


PENDENT Defined for English Language Learners

pendent

Definition of pendent for English Language Learners

  • : hanging down from above


Law Dictionary

pendent

adjective pen·dent \ ˈpen-dənt \

legal Definition of pendent

1 : remaining undetermined : pending 1
  • a pendent suit
2 : of, relating to, or being the basis of pendent jurisdiction or pendent party jurisdiction
  • the Supreme Court drew a sharp distinction between pendent claims and pendent parties
  • National Law Journal
3 : dependent 1
  • is pendent upon another claim

Origin and Etymology of pendent

Middle French pendant suspended, present participle of pendre to hang, ultimately from Latin pendēre



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