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Meaning of abeyance

a•bey•ance

Pronunciation: (u-bā'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension: Let's hold that problem in abeyance for a while.
  2. a state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder: an estate in abeyance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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