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abeyance
American English: /əˈbeɪəns/
British English: /əˈbeɪəns/

noun

uncountable
  • to be in abeyance (custom/practice)
    haber caído en desuso
    (project/activity)
    estar suspendido or en suspenso
    to fall into abeyance (custom/practice) to hold something in abeyance
    suspender algo
    dejar algo en suspenso
    Example sentences
    • Manufacture of anti-retrovirals is being held in abeyance pending official government policy on the issue.
    • A measure that passed Congress and was signed by the executive might still be held in abeyance on constitutional grounds by a court.
    • This meant escalation of the pain that had been held in abeyance.

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