The word "pending" is quite frequently used in English. Accordingly, I used to think that "to pend" is a verb, and some of the online English dictionaries tend to agree. However, my copy of Oxford dictionary of English doesn't recognise "to pend" as a verb. Is it not? For example, is this ungrammatical: "there were still five cases pending on the decision of the Highest Court."? And later: "those five cases used to pend on the decision of the Highest Court".
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verb (used without object)
- to remain undecided or unsettled.
- to hang.
- Obsolete. to depend.
with object To treat as pending; to postpone deciding on or attending to; to defer.