abeyancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abeyance +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abeyancy ‎(plural abeyancies)

  1. (rare) Abeyance.
    • 1883, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life:
      What a change in his lot would have been here, for there seemed to be some pretensions to a title, too, from a barony which was floating about and occasionally moving out of abeyancy!