What does the word suspension mean?

Usage examples for suspension

  1. What worried him most was the conviction that all signs pointed toward the suspension of credit in places where he owed money, and, as he owed without discrimination, the future seemed hard to contemplate. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. With your leave we will still practice a little suspension. – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady