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(obsolete) To pen; to confine.
To consider pending; to delay or postpone (something). [from 20th c.]
(Scotland) An archway; especially, a vaulted passageway leading through a tenement-style building from the main street, giving access to the rear of the building or an internal courtyard. [from 15th c.]
From Middle French pendre (“to hang"), and its source, Late Latin pendere, from Latin pendÄ“re.
Compare pen (“to shut in").
Back-formation from pending.
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