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abeyancy

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abeyance +‎ -y

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abeyancy (countable and uncountable, 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!