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abeyance

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noun
  • be in abeyance; fall/go into abeyance (of a right, rule, problem, etc) be suspended temporarily; not be in force or use for a time [Barron]
  • temporary inactivity; suspension [Taisha]
  • suspended action [Smirnov]

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