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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"My mind is lost and co nfused, gentlemen, in this dreadful suspense. Can you either of you guess why the signature is wanted?
The next four-and-twenty hours, at most, will end your suspense. If Nature makes no effort in that time -- I grieve to say it -- you must prepare yourself for the worst."
The FRAGO log provided a quick and effective tool for managing large volumes of information and multiple suspenses with easy-to-use search features.
From the log, the commander could quickly identify critical suspenses in one view.
* Visibility of information added to the log, which ensured that suspenses were not missed.
* Set up a tracking system for tasks, suspenses, and action items.
* Meet all suspenses as early as possible, and do not delay completing them until the last minute.
Judge advocates who fail to complete Phase I correspondence courses and writing exercises by these suspenses will not be cleared to attend the 2004 JAOAC.
The suspense for submission of all RC-JAOAC Phase I (Correspondence Phase) materials is NLT 2400.
If the student receives notice of the need to re-do any examination or exercise after 1 October 2003, the notice will contain a suspense date for completion of the work.
The suspense for submission of all RC-JAOAC Phase I (Correspondence Phase) materials is NLT 2400, 1 November 2003, for those judge advocates who desire to attend Phase II (Resident Phase) at TJAGLCS in the year 2004 ("2004 JAOAC").
If the student receives notice of the need to re-do any examination or exercises after 1 October 2003, the notice will contain a suspense date for completion of the work.