Abeyance


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Abeyance

1. A situation in which a property's current or future owner is unknown, with the expectation of the true owner presenting himself/herself. For example, if one's will states that one's property shall go to one's youngest nephew at the time of one's death, the property is in abeyance because it is unknown whether the youngest nephew now will still be the youngest nephew when the will is executed.

2. A situation in which a law ceases to be in effect, with the expectation that it will become effective again. For example, in the immediate aftermath of a coup, a country's constitution may be said to be in abeyance.
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FBR has issued instructions to the field formations that the SRO 231 (I)/2011 would be held in abeyance till further orders.
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Charges may be held in abeyance for days, weeks and even months while an investigation is undertaken.
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A certain self-laceration undergirds the project, as it probably does all forms of self-portraiture, yet Cranston manages, by holding the act of violence in abeyance, to make the implicit masochism almost funny.
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The question of naming the Square wherein Queen Victoria's statue has lately been erected appears to be still left in abeyance by our Town Council.