Definitions for abeyanceəˈbeɪ əns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension:
to hold a question in abeyance.
Law. the state of property whose title has not been vested in a known titleholder:
an estate in abeyance.
Origin of abeyance:
1520–30; < AF; OF abeance aspiration, lit., a gaping at or toward. See a -5, bay2, -ance
temporary cessation or suspension
Expectancy; condition of being undetermined; undetermined ownership; lapse in succession of ownership of estate, or title.
Suspension; temporary suppression.
Expectancy of a title, its right in existence but its exercise suspended.
The broad pennant of a commodore first class has been in abeyance since 1958, together with the rank.
Origin: * First attested in 1528.
expectancy; condition of being undetermined
suspension; temporary suppression
Abeyance is a state of expectancy in respect of property, titles or office, when the right to them is not vested in any one person, but awaits the appearance or determination of the true owner. In law, the term abeyance can only be applied to such future estates as have not yet vested or possibly may not vest. For example, an estate is granted to A for life, with remainder to the heir of B. During B's lifetime, the remainder is in abeyance, for until the death of B it is uncertain who is B's heir. Similarly the freehold of a benefice, on the death of the incumbent, is said to be in abeyance until the next incumbent takes possession.
Translations for abeyance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
left undecided usually for a short time
The matter was left in abeyance.
- تَعْلِيقْ، مُعَلَّقْArabic
- em suspensoPortuguese (BR)
- in der SchwebeGerman
- stillet i beroDanish
- (σε) εκκρεμότηταGreek
- pendiente, en suspensoSpanish
- (ajutiselt) otsustamataEstonian
- تعلیق؛ بلاتکلیفیFarsi
- ratkaisun viipyminenFinnish
- en suspensFrench
- לִהַשאִיר תָּלוּי וְעוֹמדHebrew
- क्षणिक विरामHindi
- stanje neizvjesnostiCroatian
- in sospesoItalian
- (일시적) 중지, 정지Korean
- nežinioje, neišspręstaLithuanian
- neizšķirts; neatrisinātsLatvian
- dibiarkan begitu sajaMalay
- i beroNorwegian
- w zawieszeniuPolish
- em suspensoPortuguese
- în suspensieRomanian
- временное прекращениеRussian
- odložen na poznejeSlovenian
- anstånd, vilaSwedish
- askıda, kullanmamaTurkish
- 暫停Chinese (Trad.)
- стан непевності; в невідомостіUkrainian
- sự hoãn lạiVietnamese
- 未定Chinese (Simp.)
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