listen to the pronunciation of abstention
Englisch - Englisch
The act of abstaining; a holding aloof
the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
{i} act of abstaining, act of refraining, self denial; act of refraining from voting
Abstention is a formal act of not voting either for or against a proposal. a vote of sixteen in favor, three against, and one abstention
abstention doctrine
: A rule under which a federal court in the United States will decline to exercise jurisdiction over a lawsuit because the suit could or should instead be heard by a state court
abstention doctrines
plural form of abstention doctrine
abstention from voting
refraining from voting, not voting, refraining from casting of ballot
self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious"
plural of abstention
{s} tending to abstain, characterized by self denial, refraining
Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining
mass abstention
avoidance by many people, large-scale abstention