hold in abeyance

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If the Sandiganbayan decided to grant Durano's motion and hold in abeyance any further action on the case, then it is already tantamount to a suspension of arraignment.
Also, as of 7:00 this morning, I read a text instructing me to hold in abeyance announcement of who it is that the President will sack next,' Roque said in a press briefing in Malacanang.
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.
Senator Leila De Lima urged the three courts in Muntinlupa to hold in abeyance the issuance of a warrant for her arrest as she sought to nullify the drug trafficking charges against her.
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).