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Definition of abeyance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abeyance

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˈbeɪəns//
 
[uncountable]
 
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Idioms
in abeyance (formal)
 
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not being used, or being stopped for a period of time Legal proceedings are in abeyance, while further enquiries are made.
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