Sentence Examples


  • Like Gardiner, he could hardly repudiate that royal supremacy, in the establishment of which he had been so active an agent; but he began to doubt that supremacy when he saw to what uses it could be put by a Protestant council, and either he or Gardiner evolved the theory that the royal supremacy was in abeyance during a royal minority.
  • Moreover, if a minority involved an abeyance of the royal supremacy in the ecclesiastical sphere, it must do the same in the temporal sphere, and there could be nothing but anarchy.
  • She petitioned the King to terminate the abeyance in her favor.
  • Second Centenary Party to be left in abeyance at present.
  • But these rights are in abeyance during the period of pupillage or nonage.

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