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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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While whig historians feel the need to reconstruct the present as an inexorable outcome of the past, we should not assume that today's understandings control how an event or a decision was understood at some previous moment, in an important sense, we are always discovering our abeyances ex post facto.
Second, to recognize epistemological shifts is to acknowledge the close connection between abeyances and surrogates.
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.