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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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Abstentionism and eternal values can wait until later.
First, abstentionism was weakened by the requirement for legislative support to meet such changes in the economy and society as the need for improved health and safety and improved income support for those not working.
The Mexican electorate has resorted to other means besides abstentionism to show discontent to the establishment.
(14) For brief but invaluable statements on the ways in which the Workers' Party struggled to transcend the legacy of SP abstentionism around "the Negro Question," in particular the formation of the American Negro Labor Congress in 1925, see James P.
Should this be the response to Race Matthews' eulogy in Arena Magazine of the Fabian Society as the epitome of diversity and political abstentionism, virtually a new anarchist grouping?
Abstentionism, said to have favored the FSLN, was estimated at between 40% and 50%.
Kenney argues that although Kosovar Albanians justly felt provoked and beset by Serbian authorities, their abstentionism quite self-consciously worsened their situation.
There has not been a single forceful public denunciation of the misleadership, craven abstentionism and duplicity of wide sectors of the trade union hierarchy.
My purpose here is not to counsel complete pessimism and abstentionism. To the contrary, much rebellion and progressive reform did occur during the '30s and still occurs, even during our own severe economic crises (Archibald 1996).
The outcome was an interventionist strategy that sought to subordinate labor law and the trade unions to the government's economic and ideological goals and that marked a sharp rejection of the old abstentionism.
This class abstentionism hurts the Democrats more than the Republicans.
He said it was no longer credible for Sinn Fein to hide beyond abstentionism.