pendency of action

pendency of action
The status of an action or suit from the time it is commenced until its final determination by judgment or order. McDowell v Blythe Bros. Co. 236 NC 396, 72 SE2d 860. The period of life of an action from the time of its commence- ment to its final determination. 1 Am J2d Actions § 91. See commencement of action; lis pendens; notice of pendency; pending action.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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