/əˈbejəns/ noun
formal : in a temporary state of being stopped

The plans are in abeyance. = The plans are being held in abeyance. [=the plans are not now being used]

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  • abey — abey·ance; abey·an·cy; abey·ant; …   English syllables

  • abeyance — abey·ance …   English syllables

  • abeyant — /euh bay euhnt/, adj. temporarily inactive, stopped, or suspended. [1865 70; ABEY(ANCE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • abeyance — abey·ance /ə bā əns/ n [Middle French abeance expectation (of a title or claimant), from abaer to expect, from a , prefix stressing result + baer to gape, aim at] 1: a lapse in the succession of property during which there is no person in whom… …   Law dictionary

  • abeyance — A state of temporary abolition of function. [fr. O. Fr.] * * * abey·ance ə bā ən(t)s n temporary inactivity or suspension (as of function or a symptom) …   Medical dictionary

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