supersedeas

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of supersedeas was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Supersedeas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersedeas. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

supersedeas

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

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

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