Definitions for abeyant

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bey•anceəˈbeɪ əns(n.)

  1. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension:

    to hold a question in abeyance.

  2. Law. the state of property whose title has not been vested in a known titleholder:

    an estate in abeyance.

    Category: Law

Origin of abeyance:

1520–30; < AF; OF abeance aspiration, lit., a gaping at or toward. See a -5, bay2, -ance


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abeyant, dormant(adj)

    inactive but capable of becoming active

    "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"


  1. abeyant(Adjective)

    Being in a state of abeyance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abeyant(adj)

    being in a state of abeyance


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