Definitions for abeyant
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
inactive but capable of becoming active
"her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
Being in a state of abeyance.
being in a state of abeyance