|n.||1.||The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook.|
|2.||Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation|
|3.||A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.|
|4.||The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state.|
|5.||(Rhet.) A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed.|
|6.||(Scots Law) A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.|
|7.||(Mus.) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf. Retardation.|
SUSPENSION. A temporary stop of a right, of a law, and the like.
2. In times of war the habeas corpus act maybe suspended by lawful
3. There may be a suspension of an officer's duties or powers, when he
is charged with crimes. Wood's Inst. 510.
4. Suspension of a right in an estate is a partial extinguishment, or
an extinguishment for a time. It differs from an extinguishment in this. A
suspended right may be revived; one extinguished is absolutely dead. Bac.
Ab. Extinguishment, A.
5. The suspension of a statute for a limited time operates so as to
prevent its operation for the time, but it hits not the effect of a repeal.
3 Dall. 365.
SUSPENSION, Scotch law. That form of law by which the effect of a sentence-
condemnatory, that has not yet received execution, is stayed or postponed,
till the cause be again considered. Ersk. Prin. L. Scotl. 4, 3, 5.
Suspension is competent also, even where there is no decree, for putting a
stop to any illegal act whatsoever. Id. 4, 3, 7.
2. Letters of suspension bear the form of a summons, which contains a
warrant to cite the charger, Ib.
SUSPENSION, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual
person is either interdicted tho exercise of his ecclesiastical function, or
hindered from receiving the profits of his benefice. It may be partial or
total; for a limited time, or forever, when it is called deprivation or
amotion. Ayl. Parerg. 501.
, breathing place
, breathing space
, breathing spell
, breathing time
, bureaucratic delay
, cigarette break
, cocktail hour
, coffee break
, cold storage
, day off
, delayed reaction
, double take
, drumming out
, emotional release
, enforced respite
, forced resignation
, forced separation
, happy hour
, kicking upstairs
, pensioning off
, pink slip
, red tape
, setting aside
, stay of execution
, tea break
, the ax
, the boot
, the bounce
, the gate
, the sack
, time lag
, time out
, tone painting
, walking papers