What is Suspension?

Legal Definition
Scotch law. That form of law by which the effect of a sentence-condemnatory, that has not yet received execution, is stayed or postponed, till the cause be again considered. Ersk. Prin. L. Scotl. 4, 3, 5. Suspension is competent also, even where there is no decree, for putting a stop to any illegal act whatsoever. Id. 4, 3, 7.

2. Letters of suspension bear the form of a summons, which contains a warrant to cite the charger, Ib.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Eccl. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual person is either interdicted tho exercise of his ecclesiastical function, or hin-dered from receiving the profits of his benefice. It may be partial or total; for a limited time, or forever, when it is called deprivation or amotion. Ayl. Parerg. 501.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A temporary stop of a right, of a law, and the like. Thus, we speak of a suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, of a statute, of the power of alienating an estate, of a person in office, etc. Suspension of a right in an estate is a temporary or partial withholding of it from use or exercise. It differs from extinguishment, because a suspended right is susceptible of being revived, which is not the case where the right was extinguished. In ecclesiastical law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual person is either interdicted the exercise of his ecclesiastical function or hindered from receiving the profits of his benefice. It may be partial or total, for a limited time, or forever, when it is called "deprivation" or "amotion." Ayl. Par. 501. In Scotch law. A stay of execution until after a further consideration of the cause, Ersk. Inst. 4, 3, 5.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The indefinite postponement of the execution of a sentence. See 146 N. Y. 264, 40 N. E. 883.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary