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Legal Dictionary Term: abeyance

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Legal Dictionary Term: abeyance


What is abeyance?

1) n. when the owner- ship 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 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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Date Approved: Apr 17, 2019

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