suspension points

plural noun

Definition of suspension points

chiefly British
: usually three spaced periods used to show the omission of a word or word group from a written context

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The fines for the offenses are $1,372 and an assessment of 20 license-suspension points, the news release said. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "New Mexico man allowed his dog to kill a fawn in southern Colorado, state wildlife officials say," 29 July 2019 Gates also was assessed five suspension points against his hunting and fishing privileges. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "A Colorado hunting camp owner illegally brought exotic sheep to ranch for clients to hunt," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of suspension points

1919, in the meaning defined above

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