from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension: held the plan in abeyance.
- n. Law A condition of undetermined ownership, as of an estate that has not yet been assigned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Expectancy of a title, its right in existence but its exercise suspended.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Expectancy; condition of being undetermined.
- n. Suspension; temporary suppression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a state of expectation or contemplation.
- n. A state of suspended action or existence, or temporary inactivity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. temporary cessation or suspension
It definitely feels that it cannot ignore Christ, is not capable of leaving Christ in abeyance and then otherwise leading a busy life.
Futures is the award-winning science-fiction section of Nature, currently in abeyance in Nature itself but being published each month in Nature's monthly sister title, Nature Physics.
But my impression of a suspended sentence is that it is held in abeyance unless the defendant completes a period of time without a further criminal offense.
And they would rather hold that money in abeyance for next year.
Without fossil fuels, or some form of alternative energy that can be scaled up to the consumption level of fossil fuels, these non-adaptive social systems will collapse, and all the ferocity of tribal competitiveness, which they had been holding in abeyance, will appear.
"If the socialistic spirit is to be held in abeyance in this country, businesses of this character (anthracite coal mining) must be handled with extraordinary caution."
In fact even the committed ones should put their decision in abeyance not because of popular vote or other but rather because Obama has not gone trough the procees of vetting.
Today, with radical feminism a movement in abeyance, we are rapidly losing familiarity with the far-reaching perspective and bold imagination that might have cleared away the legacy, in order that we might invent a genuinely new way in which men and women might live together. 77
The charge is being held in abeyance under the terms of an agreement between the State and Mr. Limbaugh.
With Equiano's masochistic strategies in abeyance, he shifts from object of abasement to subject of punishment, from bonded chattle to bondsman.