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.
See also: abeyance, hold
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Article 6 says: 'Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance the Constitution by use of force or show force or by any other unconstitutional means, shall be guilty of high treason.
Article 6 of the Constitution 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.'
The petition had been filed by Pakistan Zindabad Party chief Advocate Aftab Virk, who, sought registration of the case 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."
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".
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.'.