Abeyance – a state of not being used at the moment
At the bay, she saw at a glance (abeyance) it was completely empty – it was not being used at all at the moment.
Examples of abeyance in a sentence
Her cancer had been in abeyance for three years so she finally got the all-clear.
Janes prison sentence was put in abeyance after her helpful testimony.
The vote was in abeyance until every member of parliament was present.