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abeyance

a·bey·ance

abeyance

 
 
pronunciation:
beI ns
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: temporary suspension or cessation.
The city's curfew for minors has been placed in abeyance but will likely be re-imposed in the fall.
synonyms:
cessation, hiatus, intermission, suspension
antonyms:
continuance
similar words:
deferment, delay, interruption, layoff, pause, respite
definition 2: in law, a condition of temporarily undetermined ownership, as of property or an estate.
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