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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sus·pense, n.
 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.
    Ten days the prophet in suspense remained.   --Denham.
    Upon the ticklish balance of suspense.   --Cowper.
 2. Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
    A cool suspense from pleasure and from pain.   --Pope.
 3.  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.
 Suspense account Bookkeeping, an account in which receipts or disbursements are temporarily entered until their proper position in the books is determined.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 suspense account
      n : an account used temporarily to carry doubtful receipts and
          disbursements or discrepancies pending their analysis and
          permanent classification