The court will then hold the eleven felony allocutions in abeyance.
The Volunteers had deliberately left in abeyance controversies which the Labour Army wished to fight out in advance.
"The punishment lies in abeyance for the present," explained Hamish.
Thus a right or estate which is in abeyance is one regarded with open-mouthed expectancy.
Perhaps they are sending Maria Angelina away to keep her in abeyance!
They were low enough to keep the black flies completely in abeyance, and the mosquito season was virtually over.
When a man is acting with his inclination, his will is in abeyance.
All this time religion was in abeyance, and only a weak echo of piety and asceticism remained.
The subject stood in abeyance while she feasted and took thought.
His suspicions in abeyance for the moment because of his joy at seeing her alive and well arose with renewed force.
1520s, from Anglo-French abeiance "suspension," also "expectation (especially in a lawsuit)," from Old French abeance "aspiration, desire," noun of condition of abeer "aspire after, gape" from à "at" (see ad-) + ba(y)er "be open," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape" (see abash).
Originally in French a legal term, "condition of a person in expectation or hope of receiving property;" it turned around in English law to mean "condition of property temporarily without an owner" (1650s). Root baer is also the source of English bay (n.2) "recessed space," as in "bay window."