Definition Of abeyance


a state of temporary disuse or suspension.

matters were held in abeyance pending further inquiries

Example Of abeyance

  • A measure that passed Congress and was signed by the executive might still be held in abeyance on constitutional grounds by a court.

  • All property rights in the property to which the order relates lie in abeyance .

  • Although repeated again and again this pledge has fallen into abeyance in the post-colonial era.

  • As I read on, my doubts, if never resolved, were held in abeyance .

  • As to whether Nancy Cornelius was America's first Native American trained nurse, a definitive answer remains in abeyance .

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