- A pause in the ownership of a property where no individual holds the title to that property
- A period of temporary suspension or halt, implying a future resume or continuation
- The estate fell into abeyance due to the sudden disappearance of the owner.
- Due to the unforeseen circumstances, the project was held in abeyance for a few months.
- In the absence of a clear heir, the title to the land was put into abeyance.