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Suspense

Sus`pense´
a.1.Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
[The great light of day] suspense in heaven.
- Milton.
2.Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
n.1.The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.
Ten days the prophet in suspense remained.
- Denham.
Upon the ticklish balance of suspense.
- Cowper.
2.Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
A cool suspense from pleasure and from pain.
- Pope.
3.(Law) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.
Suspense account
(Bookkeeping) an account in which receipts or disbursements are temporarily entered until their proper position in the books is determined.
Noun1.suspense - apprehension about what is going to happen
2.suspense - an uncertain cognitive state; "the matter remained in suspense for several years"
3.suspense - excited anticipation of an approaching climax; "the play kept the audience in suspense"

SUSPENSE. When a rent, profit a prendre, and the like, are, in consequence of the unity of possession of the rent, &c., of the land out of which they issue, not in esse for a time, they are said to be in suspense, tunc dormiunt, but they may be revived or awakened. Co, Litt. 313 a.

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