What is abeyance and what does abeyance mean? Read about the definition and meaning of abeyance


  1. Abeyance is a temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension
  2. A state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder
  3. Remission
  4. Deferral

Etymology & Origin of abeyance

First coined circa 1520. From the French word: abeance ("a gaping at or toward")

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