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  • Info Abeyance (from the Old French abeance meaning "gaping") is a state of expectancy in respect of property, titles or office, when the right to them is not vested in any one person, but awaits the appearance or determination of the true owner. more...
  • We have seen that these duties fell largely into abeyance at certain times. Cited from Old St. Paul's Cathedral, by William Benham
  • However, he died shortly after being appointed, and the college fell in abeyance again.
  • Their application was held in abeyance because their population did not meet the needed number required by law.
  • Men were for or against the bill -- every other political subject was left in abeyance. Cited from Abraham Lincoln: A History V1, by Nicolay & Hay
  • I am doing no work and my mind is in abeyance. Cited from Vailima Letters, by Robert L. Stevenson
  • No further action was taken upon the message, but it remained in abeyance. Cited from Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet, Sherman
  • I can tell you that the title has been in abeyance, for the past fourteen years. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • I could not sleep that night: for all the operations of my mind and body seemed in abeyance. Cited from The Purple Cloud, by M.P. Shiel
  • The following year, team raising difficulties led to the club going into abeyance.
  • Other court cases may be held in abeyance when the issue may be resolved by another court or another event.
  • His usual sharp consciousness of those about him was for once completely in abeyance. Cited from Bella Donna, by Robert Hichens
  • I cannot therefore allow the clause in question to remain in abeyance any longer. Cited from Sant' Ilario, by F. Marion Crawford
  • So he had let legal strife fall into abeyance, during two years. Cited from The Lincoln Story Book, by Henry L. Williams
  • The whole question remained in abeyance for some three weeks. Cited from Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918, by Charles Edward Callwell
  • His wealth and his letters of credit were held in abeyance at the bank.
  • All contracts in foreign nations are held in abeyance until the close of war. Cited from Popular Science Monthly, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 V.86
  • The only safe guide that remained to the good ship on that wild night was held in abeyance. Cited from Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The question remained in abeyance therefore, for a century and a quarter. Cited from Love Conquers All, by Robert C. Benchley
  • This being left in abeyance, readers can take their choice until the matter is finally settled in another book. Cited from The Workingman's Paradise, by John Miller
  • Still, public feeling was so strong that by the middle of the century the laws had almost fallen into abeyance. Cited from Is Ulster Right?, by Anonymous ["By An Irishman"]
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Words starting with abeyance

Meaning of abeyance

  • noun Temporary cessation or suspension