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A temporary stop of a right, of a law, and the like.In times of war the habeas corpus act maybe suspended by lawful authority.

There may be a suspension of an officer's duties or powers, when he is charged with crimes.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. 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.

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. Suspension is competent also, even where there is no decree, for putting a stop to any illegal act whatsoever.Letters of suspension bear the form of a summons, which contains a warrant to cite the charger. eccl. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual person is either interdicted tho exercise of his ecclesiastical function, or hin-dered 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.


An agreement between belligerents, made for a short time or for a particular place, to cease hostilities between them.


The act by which a party is deprived of the exercise of his right, for a time.

When a right is suspended by operation of law, the right is revived the moment the bar is removed; but when the right is suspended by the act of the party, it is gone forever.