A Dictionary of the English Language
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Abeyance

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Abey'ance. n.s. [from the French aboyer, allatrare, to bark at.] This word, in Littleton, cap. Discontinuance, is thus used. The right of fee-simple lieth in abeyance, when it is all only in the remembrance, intendment, and consideration of the law. The frank tenement of the globe of the the parsonage, is in no man during the time that the parsonage is void, but is in abeyance. Cowel.

Sources: Cowell, John (42) · Littleton, Thomas (1)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abeyance." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 24, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=333.


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