- a writ ordering a stoppage or suspension of a judicial proceeding, of the execution of a judgment, or of the enforcement of another writ.
Origin of supersedeas
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Historical Examples of supersedeas
His counsel applied to the Supreme Court for a supersedeas, but the court, after solemn argument, refused the application.Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. II (of 2)
W. H. Russell
Robert Foxton got the kings pardon, and so purchasing foorth a supersedeas, the suit therevpon against him was staied.
Under certain conditions, if the defendant's hardship could be definitely shown, a writ of certiorari and supersedeas might issue.The Grafters
Word Origin and History for supersedeas
writ to stay legal proceedings, Latin, literally "you shall desist," second person singular subjunctive of supersedare (see supersede).