Suspense account
Suspense Sus*pense", n. [From F. suspens, a. See {Suspense}, a.] 1. The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury. [1913 Webster]

Ten days the prophet in suspense remained. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Upon the ticklish balance of suspense. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. Cessation for a time; stop; pause. [1913 Webster]

A cool suspense from pleasure and from pain. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. F. suspense.] (Law) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent. [1913 Webster]

{Suspense account} (Bookkeeping), an account in which receipts or disbursements are temporarily entered until their proper position in the books is determined. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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