- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||temporary suspension or cessation.
The city's curfew for minors has been placed in abeyance but will likely be re-imposed in the fall.
- cessation, hiatus, intermission, suspension
- similar words:
- deferment, delay, interruption, layoff, pause, respite
||in law, a condition of temporarily undetermined ownership, as of property or an estate.