supersedeas

noun
su·per·se·de·as | \ˌsü-pər-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

First Known Use of supersedeas

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for supersedeas

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

Medieval Latin, you should desist (word used in the writ)

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supersedeas

noun
su·per·se·de·as | \ˌsü-pər-ˈsē-dē-əs \

Legal 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 suspending the proceedings of an inferior court and especially the enforcement of a judgment until reviewed on appeal

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