Abeyance

Definition of Abeyance

A`bey´ance
n.1.(Law) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined.
2.Suspension; temporary suppression.
Keeping the sympathies of love and admiration in a dormant state, or state of abeyance.
- De Quincey.

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abandonment, abjuration, abjurement, apathy, break, caesura, catalepsy, catatonia, cease-fire, cold storage, day off, deadliness, deathliness, desistance, discontinuance, doldrums, drop, entropy, forbearance, hesitation, holiday, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interruption, interval, languor, lapse, latency, layoff, letup, lotus-eating, lull, nonexercise, passiveness, passivity, quiescence, quiescency, relinquishment, remission, renouncement, renunciation, resignation, respite, stagnancy, stagnation, stand-down, stasis, stay, suspense, suspension, torpor, truce, vacation, vegetation, vis inertiae, waiver
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