abeyance

英 [ə'beɪəns] 美 [ə'beəns]
  • n. 中止,停顿;归属待定,暂搁
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abeyance 中止

前缀a-同ad-. -bey同词根bat,张嘴。指吃惊,反应不过来,后指暂停,中止。

abeyance (n.)
1520s, from Anglo-French abeiance "suspension," also "expectation (especially in a lawsuit)," from Old French abeance "aspiration, desire," noun of condition of abeer "aspire after, gape" from à "at" (see ad-) + ba(y)er "be open," from Latin *batare "to yawn, gape" (see abash).

Originally in French a legal term, "condition of a person in expectation or hope of receiving property;" it turned around in English law to mean "condition of property temporarily without an owner" (1650s). Root baer is also the source of English bay (n.2) "recessed space," as in "bay window."
1. The matter was left in abeyance until Haig saw French.
事情被搁置了起来,直到黑格见到法国人。

来自柯林斯例句

2. The question is in abeyance until we know more about it.
问题暂时搁置,直到我们了解更多有关情况再行研究.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. The law was held in abeyance for well over twenty years.
这项法律被搁置了二十多年.

来自《简明英汉词典》

4. The decision is in abeyance until the returns from holiday.
那项决议在他度假回来之前一直搁置着.

来自《简明英汉词典》

5. The sanctions againt the country fell into abeyance yesterday.
对那个国家的制裁昨天中止.

来自《简明英汉词典》

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