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a·bey·ance

(ă-bā'ants),
A state of temporary cessation of function.
[fr. O. Fr.]

abeyance

[əbā′əns]
Etymology: Fr
a temporary state of inaction or temporary interruption of function.

abeyance

(ă-bā′ăns) [Fr. abeance, expectation]
A temporary suspension of activity, sensation, or pain.

a·bey·ance

(ă-bā'ăns)
A state of temporary cessation of function.
[fr. O. Fr.]
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Might we not even say that there can, by definition, be no abeyances when the constitution is seen to embrace everyday tacit negotiation and accommodation of political interest.