abeyance


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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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The argument from T's point of view is that the decision to hold in abeyance the civil tax resolution procedures is simply a ministerial act.
It is the constant problem of using a parenthetical phrase of more than a couple of words: it requires a reader to hold the primary statement in abeyance while reading the subordinate phrase in order to do literary calculations to fit the full thought together.
2) For Thomas, Canada's central abeyance is "the status and recognition of Quebec as something other than a province, .
The temporary abeyance in objectionable incidents did not (nor should it) mean that, following a brief 10-day period, the building's residents and employees should, once again, have aggressive animal behavior inflicted upon them.
Human rights abuses are every bit as prevalent and just as severe in countries where Islamic law is in abeyance or consciously violated as in countries where it is, at least officially, the legal norm.
Or the power of the inner eye, distinct from memory, Imagination's power, greater than we remember, in abeyance, the well in which we forget to dip our cups?
Certain historical mechanisms, such as (to give only one example) revolts being triggered by attempts of lords to enforce more vigorously regulations previously allowed to fail into abeyance, will sound very familiar to students of early modern revolts, as will the social composition of the rebels: it was the middling range of artisans and agriculturalists who rose up.
Subsequently, the FTC issued an order acknowledging that Rambus may collect Excess Consideration currently being held in abeyance.
Also, as of 7:00 this morning, I read a text instructing me to hold in abeyance announcement of who it is that the President will sack next,' Roque said in a press briefing in Malacanang.
Roque said "a legal written document" was already being prepared but has been held in abeyance.
ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court of Islamabad Thursday postponed hearing against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar till January 2, due to stay order issued by Islamabad High Court (IHC) to stop proceedings against him in abeyance.
The negotiations are presently in abeyance in view of review of the model text of BIPA.