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Abeyance

Abeyance Meaning & Definition
Abeyance Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abeyance?

[n] temporary cessation or suspension

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abeyance: suspension

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abeyance: abandonment | abjuration | abjurement | apathy | break | caesura | catalepsy | catatonia | cease-fire | cessation | cold storage | day off | deadliness | deathliness | desistance | discontinuance | doldrums | dormancy | drop | entropy | forbearance | hesitation | holiday | indifference | indolence | inertia | inertness | interim | interlude | intermezzo | intermission | intermittence | interruption | interval | languor | lapse | latency | layoff | letup | lotus-eating | lull | nonexercise | passiveness | passivity | pause | quiescence | quiescency | recess | relinquishment | remission | renouncement | renunciation | resignation | respite | rest | stagnancy | stagnation | stand-down | stasis | stay | suspense | suspension | torpor | truce | vacation | vegetation | vis inertiae | waiver

See Also | deferral | inaction | inactiveness | inactivity | moratorium | recess

Abeyance In Webster's Dictionary

\A*bey"ance\, n. [OF. abeance expectation, longing; a (L. ad) + baer, beer, to gape, to look with open mouth, to expect, F. bayer, LL. badare to gape.] 1. (Law) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined. Note: When there is no person in existence in whom an inheritance (or a dignity) can vest, it is said to be in abeyance, that is, in expectation; the law considering it as always potentially existing, and ready to vest whenever a proper owner appears. --Blackstone. 2. Suspension; temporary suppression. Keeping the sympathies of love and admiration in a dormant state, or state of abeyance. --De Quincey.

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