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Begun, but not yet completed; during; before the conclusion of; prior to the completion of; unsettled; in the process of adjustment.
A lawsuit is said to be pending from its inception until the issuance of a final judgment by a court. The phrase pending appeal refers to the time before an appeal is taken, as well as to the period during which an appeal is in progress.
pending(Imminent), adjective about to happen, approaching, at hand, close, close at hand, coming, eventual, expectant, fearful, foreseen, foreshadowing, forthcoming, immediate, impending, instant, looming, momentary, near, ominous, on the horizon, overhanging, prospective, threatening, upcoming
Associated concepts: pending action, pending case, penddng cause, pending claim, pending proceeding
pending(Unresolved), adjective in a state of uncerrainty, in abeyance, in question, indefinite, indeterminate, open to discussion, open to question, still in debate, unascertained, uncertain, unclear, unconcluded, undecided, under consideration, undetermined, unfixed, unsettled, unsolved
See also: ad interim, conditional, forthcoming, future, outstanding, undecided, unsettled, until