hold in abeyance


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hold something in abeyance

to stall or postpone something. This is a good plan but not at this time. Let's just hold it in abeyance until things get better. We will hold the matter in abeyance until we hear from you.
See also: abeyance, hold
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The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has denied the motion filed by Danao City Mayor Ramonito Duterte Durano III, the second cousin of President Duterte, to hold in abeyance any further action on his administrative case.
6 resolution released to reporters on Monday, the court's Third Division granted the Office of the Ombudsman's motion to hold in abeyance the cases for three counts each of graft and malversation through falsification cases.
Article 6 in its first section states: "Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.
suspends or holds in abeyance or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance,the constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason".
In the application, Musharraf contended that it is the exclusive domain of the federal government to initiate proceedings against any person who abrogates, subverts, suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subvert, suspend or hold in abeyance the constitution by the use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.
What Paul Morrison managed, though, was to hold in abeyance any sense that this darkness was unremitting.
The argument from T's point of view is that the decision to hold in abeyance the civil tax resolution procedures is simply a ministerial act.
Anthony Cataldo, Calypte's Executive Chairman, stated that while the company was seeking stockholder authorization for a potential reverse split of the outstanding shares of common stock, he noted that such a reverse split was not necessarily mandated by the proposal and that the Preliminary Proxy states the Board of Directors upon shareholder approval, would reserve the right at the Board's discretion to proceed with, hold in abeyance or to abandon such a reverse split.
In response, the prosecution also filed a motion to hold in abeyance the proceedings of the case.