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English definition of “abeyance”

abeyance

noun [U]     /əˈbeɪ.əns/ formal
a state of not happening or being used at present : Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June . The project is being held in abeyance until agreement is reached on funding it.Pauses and interludes
(Definition of abeyance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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