Definition: suspended action
Definition: suspended action
Sentences Containing 'abeyance'
Alan was governor of Rockingham Castle and steward of Rockingham Forest. Alan La Zouche died without any sons shortly before at the age of 46, and his barony fell into abeyance among his daughters.
Despite this auspicious start, the CJC fell into abeyance and was inactive until 1934.
He helped Vale to the North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup title in 1915, before moving back to Grimsby Town as Vale went into abeyance due to the war.
His apocalyptic lectures in 1828 crowding the largest churches of Edinburgh on summer mornings.[http://www.albury.org.uk/aboutalbury/history.htm] In 1830, however, there was opened up to his ardent imagination a new vista of things spiritual, a new hope for the age in which he lived, by the revival in a remote corner of Scotland of those apostolic gifts of prophecy and healing which he had already in 1828 persuaded himself had only been kept in abeyance by the absence of faith.
His father was succeeded in the Baronetcy by a cousin, while the Barony of Zouche fell into abeyance between Colonel Bisshopp's two sisters Hon.
In this case the trick is kept in abeyance.
It has been suggested by archaeologist Clive Waddington that the initial Early Neolithic impetus to create the marks was forgotten and that the practice fell into abeyance until a second phase of creation continued the basic tradition but with less precision and more variability in design.
Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.
On his death the earldom became extinct while the barony became either extinct or fell into abeyance between his aunts.
Once the Treaty was ratified, the Parliament of Northern Ireland had one month to exercise this "opt out" during which month the Irish Free State Government could not legislate for Northern Ireland, holding the Free State's effective jurisdiction in abeyance for a month.
Partial departmentalisation was agreed upon, and the threat of mechanisation was held in abeyance.
The hereditary right of high justice survived until 1747 when it was removed from the barons and from the holders of Regalities and sheriffdoms, by the Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746, however the use of the death penalty by barons had largely fallen into abeyance well before it was abolished.
This can be repeated until the players have no cards left. The new trick is won by matching the newly led card, but the winner also collects all the previous tricks that were held in abeyance.
While the University of King's College has never lost nor relinquished interest in these granting powers, they are held in abeyance due to agreements with the University of King's College's partner, Dalhousie University, as part of the agreement to allow the portion of Dalhousie's campus to be used by the University of King's College.
While this new institution now grants its own degrees, King's holds in abeyance its rights to grant divinity credentials and still continues to grant annual honorary degrees.
More Vocab Words::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
::: discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
::: parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
::: deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)