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abstention

noun  abstemiousness, abstinence from action, avoidance, elusion, evasion, forbearance, holding off, inaction, refrainment
Associated concepts: abstention awaiting the state court's decision, abstention based on deferral, abstention based on state issues, doctrine of abstention
See also: absence, continence, desuetude, temperance

abstention

(US) the staying of a federal case because that court considers the issue can better be dealt with by a state court.

ABSTENTION, French law. This is the tacit renunciation by an heir of a succession Merl. Rep. h.t.

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134) This reinforcement has important implications for Burford abstention.
Iraqi foreign minister Hoshiar Zebari said in a press conference today (Monday) that the Iraqi government is not against the Syrian people, referring that there are international and regional calculations for Iraqi abstention.
AN NAHAR on Friday (June 11) quoted Hariri as saying on the sidelines of his participation in the Turkish-Arab Forum in Istanbul that he ruled out any negative repercussions to Lebanon's abstention from voting on the Iran sanctions resolution.
Critics of the vote and Beirut's indecision argued that mediators Brazil and Turkey had been let down by the abstention and that the failure to vote against the measures had only served Israel's interest.
The Electoral Commission conducted a public consultation on positive abstention last year.
As he emerged from the showdown, Dempsey blamed media harassment for his abstention, and claimed he and his family had received death threats.
Frustration typically overwhelms any party attempting to appeal an interlocutory federal court abstention or remand order to a circuit court of appeal.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), which is a political and cultural association of leaders in northern Nigeria and one of the most important decision-making positions that influence public opinion in Nigeria, issued a statement calling for the Nigerian government to clarify the reasons behind its abstention.
Kyprianou said in a press conference that voting sent a clear message to Europe while abstention and indifference empowered European leaders to take decisions that harmed Cyprus.
The Service ruled that, after such an abstention or recusal, the corporation will have what amounts to a subcommittee of two or more outside directors under Regs.
This, in our experience, allows for subconscious abstention on behalf of the employees--essentially, no checks or balances," he says.
Abstention from FQ use by poultry producers did not increase the likelihood of Campylobacter contamination.