1 usually preceded by: in or into 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)
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1 adjournment, deferral, discontinuation, inactivity, intermission, postponement, recess, reservation, suspense, suspension, waiting
2 in abeyance hanging fire, in cold storage (informal) on ice (informal) pending, shelved, suspended
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