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In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance.
Thomas Sydenham

Meaning of "abeyance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABEYANCE

C16-17: from Anglo-French, from Old French abeance expectation, literally a gaping after, a reaching towards.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABEYANCE

abeyance  [əˈbeɪəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABEYANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abeyance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ABEYANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Abeyance

Abeyance is a state of expectancy in respect of property, titles or office, when the right to them is not vested in any one person, but awaits the appearance or determination of the true owner. In law, the term abeyance can only be applied to such future estates as have not yet vested or possibly may not vest. For example, an estate is granted to A for life, with remainder to the heir of B. During B's lifetime, the remainder is in abeyance, for until the death of B it is uncertain who is B's heir. Similarly the freehold of a benefice, on the death of the incumbent, is said to be in abeyance until the next incumbent takes possession.

Definition of abeyance in the English dictionary

The definition of abeyance in the dictionary is usually preceded by in or into a state of being suspended or put aside temporarily. Other definition of abeyance is an indeterminate state of ownership, as when the person entitled to an estate has not been ascertained.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABEYANCE


alliance
əˈlaɪəns
ambiance
ˈæmbɪəns
ambience
ˈæmbɪəns
appliance
əˈplaɪəns
audience
ˈɔːdɪəns
compliance
kəmˈplaɪəns
convenience
kənˈviːnɪəns
conveyance
kənˈveɪəns
defiance
dɪˈfaɪəns
dispurveyance
ˌdɪspəˈveɪəns
experience
ɪkˈspɪərɪəns
neuroscience
ˈnjʊərəʊˌsaɪəns
obedience
əˈbiːdɪəns
purveyance
pəˈveɪəns
reconveyance
ˌriːkənˈveɪəns
reliance
rɪˈlaɪəns
resilience
rɪˈzɪlɪəns
science
ˈsaɪəns
surveyance
sɜːˈveɪəns
variance
ˈvɛərɪəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABEYANCE

abernethy
aberrance
aberrancy
aberrant
aberrantly
aberrate
aberration
aberrational
Aberystwyth
abessive
abet
abetment
abettal
abetted
abetter
abetting
abettor
abeyancy
abeyant
abfarad

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABEYANCE

advance
annoyance
appearance
assistance
balance
chance
chatoyance
clairvoyance
dance
distance
enhance
finance
flamboyance
France
imbalance
importance
insurance
joyance
noyance
upbuoyance

Synonyms and antonyms of abeyance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «abeyance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABEYANCE

Find out the translation of abeyance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abeyance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abeyance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

暂时保留
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suspensi-
570 millions of speakers

English

abeyance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आस्थगित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

معلقا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Abeyance
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pendência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুলতবি অবস্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vacance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Abeyance
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Unentschiedenheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

abeyance
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일시적 정지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Abeyance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoản lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தற்காலிகமாக நிறுத்தி வைத்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अडचण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

askıda
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sospensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zawieszeniu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Abeyance
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

suspendă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Αναστολή της διαδικασίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onzekerheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vilandeförklaras
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bero
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abeyance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABEYANCE»

The term «abeyance» is regularly used and occupies the 99.072 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABEYANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «abeyance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «abeyance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abeyance

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QUOTES WITH «ABEYANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abeyance.
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Thomas Sydenham
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABEYANCE»

Discover the use of abeyance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abeyance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death in abeyance: illness and therapy among the Tabwa of ...
Rich in case material, the text offers an understanding of an African approach to body parts, illnesses, symptoms and personal features through to actual methods of diagnosis, prognosis, and cure.
Christopher O. Davis, 2000
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Women's Movements: Flourishing Or in Abeyance?
This comparative book brings together scholars to examine the changing patterns of feminist activism and the new local, global and cyber spaces in which it is to be found. It addresses the question 'where have women's movements gone?'
Sandra Grey, Marian Sawer, 2008
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Cheerful Abeyance
Benedryl for the heart Sweet words of the Tao Blackberry to make all succinct Eloquent the text, twitter quiet rest Poetry spells relief in the now How many of us can wake up gracefully with a breath of new joyous time?
S. Scott, 2010
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Pazuzu-Abeyance
Matthew Sawyer. Discover other books by Matthew Sawyer at Lulu - Pazuzu – Manifestation Pazuzu – Emergence Pazuzu – Abeyance Gaunt Rainbow This is the End... Not Ever Again. Pazuzu – Abeyance Pazuzu Trilogy – Abeyance 3.
Matthew Sawyer
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Pazuzu-Abeyance - Hardcover
13 Retribution .... 14 Falsehood .... 15 Sanctuary .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 16 Chase After ... ... 23 41 55 68 85 88 104 116 129 140 152 166 181 194 208 220 17 Tribulation .... .... 18 Lamentation .... .... 19 Aftermath Pazuzu – Abeyance 5.
Matthew Sawyer
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The Canadianization Movement: Emergence, Survival, and Success
Movement. Abeyance. and. Success,. 1977-1985. After 1976 the protest activity around the issue of Canadianization declined dramatically for close to five years. No longer was it considered a topic to be debated and discussed in the media, ...
Jeffrey Cormier, 2004
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The Increase of Immorality, and the Abeyance of Church ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
James Bradby Sweet, 2012
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A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of ...
Eventual J Extinct Abeyance Extinct Extinct Abeyance Extinct Extinct Extinct J Conveyed by an heiress to I the Nevills J Conveyed by l I the Talbots Abeyance Abeyance. Extinct Extinct Abeyance Extinct Extinct Extinct Abeyance Extinct Extinct ...
John Burke, 1831
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Party Movements in the United States and Canada: Strategies ...
Abeyance. ABEYANCE DEFINED The account of strategic responses up to this point must surely make clear how difficult is the struggle that party movements wage for their survival. It would hardly be surprising if many party movements fall by ...
Mildred A. Schwartz, 2006
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The Value(s) of Literature
... to the other side of life, the one that all too many Romantic poets exclude altogether. In the first section of "Song of Myself," for example, Whitman tells us that he has put "Creeds and schools in abeyance, / Retiring back a while sufficed at ...
James S. Hans, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABEYANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abeyance is used in the context of the following news items.
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District court news 7-5
24, 93 days in jail held in abeyance with credit for two days, $975 fines and costs, nine months probation, 50 hours community service in lieu of ... «Midland Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Suffer the children
These include a range of Bills that were due to be ratified by parliament but are now in abeyance, not having been passed by the provincial ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Mining: GSPCB's 'consent to operate' may now hinge on forest dept
The ministry of environment, forests and climate change had revoked the environment clearance of 72 mines which was kept in abeyance ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
4
History reveals surprising facts about presidents
She selected matters for her husband's attention and let everything else go to the heads of departments or remain in abeyance. «The Daily Times, Jul 15»
5
MP seeks debate in legislature on Kalasa Banduri project
The project has been kept under abeyance by the Centre following opposition by the Goa government. Mr. Angadi said here on Friday that ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
6
Pakistan Heatwave: Ramadan, Climate Change, and Power …
This was in addition to the abeyance of a breeze that usually flows from the Arabian sea, which has been largely blamed on global warming ... «Gazette Review, Jul 15»
7
State budget tags $1.3 billion for education
Madsen wrote, “Sanctions and other remedial measures are held in abeyance,” to allow the Legislature to comply by the end of the 2015 ... «Maple Valley Reporter, Jul 15»
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The winter of our discontent: the global canvas, the suburban blight
... in the sense of Anne Sexton, at the absurd, while not the best medicine, does keep in abeyance, like the deal proposed by the IMF-ECB-EU ... «eNCA, Jul 15»
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Grand jury indicts Georgetown man on child pornography charges
Smith was charged in state court, but the charges were held in abeyance pending federal prosecution, Kidd said. Smith consented to the FBI ... «Lexington Herald Leader, Jul 15»
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'We have reached'
“If there is anyone who brother Umar may have offended...forgive him, because without your forgiveness he would be left in abeyance,” Imam ... «Trinidad News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Abeyance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/abeyance>. Jul 2019 ».
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