Definition of pendency in English:

pendency

noun

  • See pendent

    • ‘Neither the pendency of the applications for special leave to appeal to this Court, nor the disposition of the matter in the Court of Appeal precludes the making of such an order.’
    • ‘We do not anticipate making further comments during the pendency of the judicial process.’
    • ‘One of the reasons for pendency is lack of adequate staff.’
    • ‘The courts are also powerless to ensure maintenance for herself and her children during the pendency of the trial.’
    • ‘And it is in effect and will remain in effect for the pendency of the case.’

Pronunciation

pendency

/ˈpɛnd(ə)nsi/