hold in abeyance

hold (something) in abeyance

To delay or suspend something. How long do you think they will hold the decision in abeyance? I'm eager to know what they think.
See also: abeyance, hold

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 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.
While waiting for the Office of the Ombudsman to resolve his motion for reconsideration, former Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali is asking the Sandiganbayan to hold in abeyance the determination of probable cause and to suspend the proceedings in his case.
The petitioner, Pakistan Zindabad Party chief Advocate Aftab Virk, had sought registration of a case against Nawaz under Article 6 of the Constitution, which states: 'Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert 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.'.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government could only file a manifestation to hold in abeyance the petition once the peace talks resume.
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.
The prosecution is urging former Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada to comment on their motion for reconsideration regarding his upcoming trip to the United States, and they want the Sandiganbayan to hold in abeyance his travel authority.
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.
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.
Days after hinting of a looming relief of another top-level official, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he was ordered to 'hold in abeyance' the declaration that was supposed to be made on the same day.
In response, the prosecution also filed a motion to hold in abeyance the proceedings of the case.
Senator JV Ejercito wants the Senate to hold in abeyance its planned Senate probe on the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia pending the scheduled arrival of World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country next week.
At the Palace news conference, Roque said he read a text from the President at 7 a.m., "instructing me to hold in abeyance announcement of who it is that the President will sack next."
The embattled senator filed motions to quash, judicial determination of probable cause and hold in abeyance the issuance of a warrant of arrest.
The Court of Tax Appeals on Wednesday decided to hold in abeyance its ruling on the bid to lift the bench warrant issued against Tyrone Ong and Arlene Chua in the June 2014 tax evasion case filed against them by the Department of Justice (DOJ).