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.]
References in classic literature ?
While the succession was yet in abeyance, he assisted his mother in the conduct of a snug tobacco business round the corner of Horsemonger Lane (his father being a non-resident turnkey), which could usually command a neat connection within the College walls.
Animated by this reflection, he stumps faster, and looks a long way before him, as a man with an ambitious project in abeyance often will do.
His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.
The case had been in abeyance for a number of years during the completion of actions brought by Cities' shareholders in New York.
Unionist leader David Trimble said: "If we don't have actions to maintain confidence in this process, it will go into abeyance.
Here, the laws of gravity and identity are in abeyance.
THE Irish Greyhound Board's ambitious plans for the future are very much in abeyance this morning as we wait for Irish Horseracing authorities to row along with a Government inspired plan to provide a guaranteed annual stream of financial support.
But the ministry conveyed to UNESCO in August to keep the award in abeyance.
He said Justice Dinakaran's elevation had been kept in abeyance because there was no question of bringing him to the Supreme Court at this stage.
The AGP contended that no constitutional provision or statutes has empowered the apex court to determine whether anyone has subverted, abrogated or held the constitution in abeyance or to register high treason case, but that right has been given to the elected representatives of the people.
Reliable sources have said that the petition would be tabled in the Court on Tuesday, today, which would take the stance that Musharraf acted in best interests of Nation by keeping the constitution in abeyance during 1999.
But, an NGO in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had defied this clearance, and an order was issued on 22nd August, 2013, to keep the company's environment clearance in abeyance for a six-month period.