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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Suspend \Sus*pend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspended}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Suspending}.] [F. suspendre, or OF. souspendre (where
      the prefix is L. subtus below, from sub under), L.
      suspendere, suspensum; pref. sus- (see {Sub-}) + pendere to
      hang. See {Pedant}, and cf. {Suspense}, n.]
      1. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a
            ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
  
      2. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of
            eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of
            life. [Archaic] --Tillotson.
  
      3. To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding;
            to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
  
                     Suspend your indignation against my brother. --Shak.
  
                     The guard nor fights nor fies; their fate so near At
                     once suspends their courage and their fear.
                                                                              --Denham.
  
      4. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to
            suspend one's judgment or opinion. --Locke.
  
      5. To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any
            privilege, from the execution of an office, from the
            enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from
            college; to suspend a member of a club.
  
                     Good men should not be suspended from the exercise
                     of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood
                     for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged
                     indifferent.                                       --Bp.
                                                                              Sanderson.
  
      6. To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as,
            to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of
            a legislative body.
  
      7. (Chem.) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by
            stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
  
      {To suspend payment} (Com.), to cease paying debts or
            obligations; to fail; -- said of a merchant, a bank, etc.
  
      Syn: To hang; interrupt; delay; intermit; stay; hinder;
               debar.
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