supersedeas

[ soo-per-see-dee-uh s, -as ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsi di əs, -ˌæs /

noun, plural su·per·se·de·as. Law.

a writ ordering a stoppage or suspension of a judicial proceeding, of the execution of a judgment, or of the enforcement of another writ.

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Origin of supersedeas

< Latin supersedeās, 2nd person singular present subjunctive of supersedēre to supersede, the writ being so named because supersedeās, i.e., you shall desist, occurs in it
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