depending

Pending or undetermined; in progress. In patent law, a convenient means of saying that the parts of a device were so attached as to have a right-angle relationship to each other, not a gravitational hanging of one part upon another. Alemite Mfg. Corporation v. Rogers Products Co., C.C.A.N.J., 42 F.2d 648, 651

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • depending — Relying on; being conditional or contingent on something. Ancient usage seems to have included the meaning of pending, so that a depending action was a pending action. 3 Bl Comm 450. See words and phrases beginning dependent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • depending (on) — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. contingent upon, regulated by, controlled by, determined by, in the event of, on the condition that, subject to, providing, provided, incumbent on, secondary to, springing from, growing from; see also conditional …   English dictionary for students

  • depending — de·pend || dɪ pend v. rely on, trust; be dependent upon, be supported by …   English contemporary dictionary

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