Abeyance

in a Sentence

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Definition of Abeyance

a state of temporary disuse or suspension

Examples of Abeyance in a sentence

Immediately following the terrorist attack, pilots had to observe a period of abeyance where they could not depart from the airport.

Once the famine was over, the food rationing dictated by the government was put in abeyance.

Until after the murder trial, the inheritance will be placed in abeyance.

Trading on the stock market has temporarily been put in abeyance while the trade commission investigates financial misdeeds.

Jane’s cancer has returned after being in abeyance for nearly two years.

Due to budget cuts, employer contributions to retirement accounts are being put in abeyance.

Because of Justin’s helpful testimony, the judge agreed to an abeyance of his sentence.

Near the end of the legislative session, the congressmen put several topics of discussion on abeyance until the next meeting.

Since the divorcing couple was unable to agree on a financial settlement, the judge placed the case in abeyance until an agreement could be reached.

The vote is to be held in abeyance until all committee members are present.

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