Definition of abeyant in English:


Pronunciation /əˈbāənt/

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‘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.’
  • ‘All Basset titles became abeyant or extinct before publication of the series began.’
  • ‘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.’