stay of execution

noun phrase

Definition of stay of execution

: an order that temporarily stops an execution The court issued a stay of execution.

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“Stay of execution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stay%20of%20execution. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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