hold (something) in abeyance

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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.
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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.
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According to the motion, the holding in abeyance of the case to 'coerce' Faeldon to appear at the Senate blue ribbon committee's investigation on the P6.4 billion illegal shabu shipment from China was not provided for in any rule.
Musharraf will be the first military ruler to stand trial for high treason, and in case of conviction, he could be awarded life imprisonment or even death penalty private complaint under Article 6 of the constitution and other relevant laws against the former President for subverting, abrogating, suspending, and holding in abeyance the constitution.
The government has laid five charges on Musharraf, which include abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing the superior judiciary in November 2007.
The former president is charged with abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing the superior judiciary in November 2007.
QUETTA, December 15, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani has ordered holding in abeyance the NOC of an oil refinery for establishing a floating jetty at Gaddani, district Lasbella, official sources said Tuesday.
Patrick Daly, president of the provincial Catholic trustees' association, stated: "We don't believe that holding in abeyance our right to tax will affect negatively the Catholic nature of our schools."
'As to the instant motion for reconsiderationthis court finds no basis in holding in abeyance or recalling the order of arrest pending the determination of the urgent motion for reconsideration,' the court said.
The government has charged Musharraf with abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing superior judiciary in November 2007.
The government plans to charge Musharraf with abrogating, subverting, suspending, holding in abeyance and attempting to conspire against the 1973 Constitution by declaring emergency and overthrowing superior judiciary in November 2007, Dawn News reports.