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

Origin and Etymology of pendent

Middle English pendaunt

pendent Synonyms


PENDENT Defined for English Language Learners

pendent

adjective

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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