Definition of abeyant in US English:



  • See abeyance

    • ‘Where other, more vigorous incentives are abeyant they can be expected to assume increased prominence.’
    • ‘In 1986 Her Majesty agreed to comply with the advice proffered to her by the Lords regarding abeyant peerages.’
    • ‘Have reserves of force, impoverished and abeyant under an older-fashioned up-bringing, been called into activity and use by new regimes of thought and training?’
    • ‘So I believe that this ancient and storied office is once again abeyant.’
    • ‘All Basset titles became abeyant or extinct before publication of the series began.’