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 .