Definition of Abeyance in English :

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Abeyance meaning in English

Meaning of Abeyance in English

Pronunciation of Abeyance in English

Abeyance pronunciation in English

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1. abeyance, suspension

temporary cessation or suspension

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of abeyance
1. (usually preceded by in or into)
a state of being suspended or put aside temporarily
2. (usually preceded by in) law
an indeterminate state of ownership, as when the person entitled to an estate has not been ascertained

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see synonyms of abeyance
temporary suspension, as of an activity or function
2.  Law
a state of not having been determined or settled, as of lands the present ownership of which has not been established

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see synonyms of abeyance
1. The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension: held the plan in abeyance.
2. Law A condition of undetermined ownership, as of an interest in an estate that has not yet vested.

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