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supersedeas

noun su·per·se·de·as \-ˈsē-dē-əs\
plural supersedeas

Definition of SUPERSEDEAS

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
:  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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