Definitions of "pendent"
  1. Refers to a situation, issue or item that is yet to be resolved or decided
  2. Connected or associated with the concept of pendent jurisdiction or pendent party jurisdiction, which pertains to a court's authority to adjudicate claims that are closely related to but not within its primary jurisdiction
How to use "pendent" in a sentence
  1. The matter was left pendent as the court adjourned for the day.
  2. The judge exercised pendent jurisdiction over the defendant's claims.
  3. Given the case’s circumstances, the pendent party jurisdiction was also involved.

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