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a·bey·ance

 (ə-bā′əns)
n.
1. The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension: held the plan in abeyance.
2. Law A condition of undetermined ownership, as of an interest in an estate that has not yet vested.

[Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French abeance, desire, from abaer, to gape at : a-, at (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + baer, to gape; see bay2.]

a·bey′ant adj.
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abeyance

(əˈbeɪəns) or

abeyancy

n
1. (usually preceded by: in or into) a state of being suspended or put aside temporarily
2. (Law) (usually preceded by in) law an indeterminate state of ownership, as when the person entitled to an estate has not been ascertained
[C16-17: from Anglo-French, from Old French abeance expectation, literally a gaping after, a reaching towards]
aˈbeyant adj
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a•bey•ance

(əˈbeɪ əns)

n.
1. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension: to hold a question in abeyance.
2. Law. the state of property whose title has not been vested in a known titleholder: an estate in abeyance.
[1520–30; < Anglo-French; Old French abeance aspiration, literally, a gaping at or toward. See a-5, bay2, -ance]
a•bey′ant, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abeyance - temporary cessation or suspensionabeyance - temporary cessation or suspension  
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
cold storage - in a state of abeyance or postponement
deferral, recess - a state of abeyance or suspended business
moratorium - suspension of an ongoing activity
standdown, stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
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abeyance

noun
in abeyance shelved, pending, on ice (informal), in cold storage (informal), hanging fire, suspended The matter was left in abeyance until the next meeting.
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abeyance

noun
The condition of being temporarily inactive:
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Translations
تَعْلِيقْ، مُعَلَّقْ
nerozhodnutý
stillet i bero
jäädytyslepääminenlykkäys
ófrágenginn
neišspręstanežinioje
neatrisinātsneizšķirts
askıdakullanmama

abeyance

[əˈbeɪəns] N to be in abeyanceestar en desuso
to fall into abeyancecaer en desuso
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abeyance

[əˈbeɪəns] n
in abeyance [matter] → en suspens; [threat] → en suspens; [law] → en désuétude
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abeyance

n no pl to be in abeyance (law, rule, issue)ruhen; (custom, office)nicht mehr ausgeübt werden; to fall into abeyanceaußer Gebrauch kommen, nicht mehr wirksam sein; to hold/leave something in abeyanceetw ruhen lassen
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abeyance

[əˈbeɪəns] n (frm) to be in abeyance (law, custom) → essere in disuso; (matter, plan) → essere in sospeso
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abeyance

(əˈbeiəns) : in abeyance
left undecided usually for a short time. The matter was left in abeyance.
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