pendent

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adjective pen·dent \ˈpen-dənt\

Definition of pendent

  1. 1 :  jutting or leaning over :  overhanging <a pendent cliff>

  2. 2 :  supported from above :  suspended <icicles pendent from the eaves>

  3. 3 :  remaining undetermined :  pending

Examples of pendent in a sentence

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

Variants of pendent

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pendant

Origin and Etymology of pendent

Middle English pendaunt


First Known Use: 14th century


PENDENT Defined for English Language Learners

pendent

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adjective pen·dent \ˈpen-dənt\

Definition of pendent for English Language Learners

  • : hanging down from above


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pendent

adjective pen·dent \ˈpen-dənt\

Legal Definition of pendent

  1. 1 :  remaining undetermined :  pending 1 <a pendent suit>

  2. 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. 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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