Definition: suspended action
Definition: suspended action
Sentences Containing 'abeyance'
Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.
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.
Despite this auspicious start, the CJC fell into abeyance and was inactive until 1934.
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.
Partial departmentalisation was agreed upon, and the threat of mechanisation was held in abeyance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On his death the earldom became extinct while the barony became either extinct or fell into abeyance between his aunts.
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.
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 Wordscoincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
reprisal - retaliation
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
lateral - of or coming from the side
ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious