Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/08/16 Abeyance

Abeyance (noun)
abeyance [uh-bey-uh ns]


noun
1. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension: Let's hold that problem in abeyance for a while.
2. Law. a state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder: an estate in abeyance.

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1. remission, deferral.

Origin: 1520-30; < Anglo-French; Old French abeance aspiration, literally, a gaping at or toward. See a-, bay, -ance

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