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Definition: Abeyance

What is the dictionary definition of Abeyance?

Dictionary Definition

  1. n. when the ownership of property has not been determined. Examples include title to real property in the estate of a person who has died and there is no obvious party to receive the title or there appears to be no legal owner of the property, a shipwreck while it is being determined who has the right to salvage the ship and its cargo, or a bankrupt person’s property before the bankruptcy court has decided what property is available to creditors or alleged heirs.
  2. legal jargon for “undetermined.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Abeyance are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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