pendent

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

pendant

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

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


Law Dictionary

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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