- The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended;
pendency; as, suspension from a hook.
- Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation
- Of labor, study, pain, etc.
- Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask
a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced.
- Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a
mercantile firm or of a bank.
- Of punishment, or sentence of punishment.
- Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office,
powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a
- Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the
suspension of the habeas corpus act.
- A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as,
the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.
- 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.
- 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.
- A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence
condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application
to the lord ordinary.
- 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.