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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It is for these reasons that generally the courts have held the civil action in abeyance while the criminal prosecution goes forth.
It is the constant problem of using a parenthetical phrase of more than a couple of words: it requires a reader to hold the primary statement in abeyance while reading the subordinate phrase in order to do literary calculations to fit the full thought together.
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Human rights abuses are every bit as prevalent and just as severe in countries where Islamic law is in abeyance or consciously violated as in countries where it is, at least officially, the legal norm.
Or the power of the inner eye, distinct from memory, Imagination's power, greater than we remember, in abeyance, the well in which we forget to dip our cups?
Certain historical mechanisms, such as (to give only one example) revolts being triggered by attempts of lords to enforce more vigorously regulations previously allowed to fail into abeyance, will sound very familiar to students of early modern revolts, as will the social composition of the rebels: it was the middling range of artisans and agriculturalists who rose up.
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The negotiations are presently in abeyance in view of review of the model text of BIPA.