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supersedeas

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noun su·per·se·de·as \-ˈsē-dē-əs\

Definition of supersedeas

plural supersedeas

  1. 1 :  a common-law writ commanding a stay of legal proceedings that is issued under various conditions and especially to stay an officer from proceeding under another writ

  2. 2 :  an order staying proceedings of an inferior court



Origin of supersedeas

Middle English, from Latin, you shall refrain, from supersedēre


First Known Use: 14th century


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