supersedeas

noun
su·​per·​se·​de·​as | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsē-dē-əs How to pronounce supersedeas (audio) \
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

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“Supersedeas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersedeas. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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supersedeas

noun
su·​per·​se·​de·​as | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsē-dē-əs How to pronounce supersedeas (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for supersedeas

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

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