abeyant

abeyant

[uh-bey-uhnt]
adjective
temporarily inactive, stopped, or suspended.

Origin:
1865–70; abey(ance) + -ant

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abeyance (əˈbeɪəns)
 
n (usually preceded by in or into)
1.  a state of being suspended or put aside temporarily
2.  (usually preceded by in) law an indeterminate state of ownership, as when the person entitled to an estate has not been ascertained
 
[C16-17: from Anglo-French, from Old French abeance expectation, literally a gaping after, a reaching towards]
 
a'beyant
 
adj

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