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Definitions of abeyance:

part of speech: noun

A state of temporary abolition of function.

Usage examples for abeyance:

  • But now that honorable cause was manifestly in abeyance and they would not leave their homes and endanger their lives for the phantom of national independence offered them by the revolution. "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  • The question, however, was for the present left in abeyance and until it was settled they decided not to go to any church at all. "A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  • If the reason be " tanti," the principle should for the occasion be put in abeyance "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope

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