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Synonyms for abstention



Synonyms for abstention

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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Justice Black, the author of Burford's majority opinion, thought abstention would eliminate the confusion that would have resulted if the federal courts were allowed to review the order of the Texas railroad commission.
Sardar Qadir, Sulaimaniya university, told Aswat al-Iraq that the abstention vote reflects the state of division in Iraqi internal front.
There are three choices and abstention could end up being a very credible choice.
Lebanon's abstention was apparently aimed at averting an external diplomatic row with the United States and its Western allies which strongly supported harsh sanctions on Iran, and an internal clash with the powerful Iranian-backed Hizbullah and its allies which wanted Lebanon to reject the sanctions motion.
Summary: BEIRUT: Lebanon's abstention from this week's UN Security Council vote to impose new sanctions against Iran continued to divide local political figures and groups on Friday.
Later, it was revealed that softball had fallen one vote short of the number of votes needed to remain in the Olympic program, with the one abstention being United States delegate Jim Easton, who recused himself from the vote because of a potential conflict of interest with his company, Easton Sports.
Election expert Kay Jenkins examines the positive abstention manifesto
Dempsey's abstention from last Thursday's crunch ballot in Zurich wrecked South Africa's chance of staging the 2006 World Cup - which went to Germany instead.
The type of remand or abstention order which may be appealed and the vehicle for doing so is in a constant state of chaos.
Overall, the abstention rates were similar to those obtained with nicotine-dispensing chewing gum, says Stephen Rennard of the University of Nebraska in Omaha, a co-director of the skin patch study.
MOSCOW, April 20 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz praised Moscow's abstention of vote on a UN Security Council resolution which places sanctions on Yemen's Houthi rebels and their allies, including ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The abstention came as a result of the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's immediate intervention after receiving a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, withoutconsulting with his advisers or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
POLITICAL PARTIES are rolling out the "big guns" to fight abstention and voter apathy in the upcoming euro elections.
Article 27(3) indicates that the abstention of one permanent member of the Security Council will not fulfill the requirement as stated in the text of the Charter.
To comply with the requirements for performance-based compensation, and to ease the administrative burdens and costs of maintaining separate committees or a separate subcommittee, the corporation proposes an abstention or recusal of all directors on the compensation committee who do not qualify as outside directors under the regulations.