Definition of SUSPENSION.


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
authority.


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.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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